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Bodega Catena Zapata 'Catena' Malbec Mendoza
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Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) No matter what the vintage, this wine is really more than 100 years old. It represents a family's journey to produce an Argentine Malbec that can stand with the great wines of the world. Malbec Argentino is a blend of Catena Zapata's historic Malbec vineyards Adrianna and Nicasia.

Winemaker's Notes

The Catena 1999 Malbec (from the Lulunta Vineyard) has a deep dark violet color with shades of black. The nose offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis fruit interlaced with traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouth feel is soft and smooth with ripe concentrated fruit flavors seamlessly interwoven with notes of pan grille and cedar. The wine has a long and persistent finish of soft velvety tannins. The Lulunta Vineyard was planted more than 60 years ago with a density of about 5,700 vi...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage)