Original
63 Ratings
Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas

Wine Details

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) It has a spellbinding bouquet that exudes minerality, as if crushed stones had been sprinkled into the black fruit. With continued aeration, there are scents of oyster shell and black olive. The palate is full-bodied, with immense structure and backbone. The acidity is beautifully judged with filigree tannins that render the finish so elegant and refined, with notes of blackberry, soy, black plum and that stony aftertaste.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (2007 Vintage) "The flagship, the 2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It delivers an enthralling aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, espresso, mocha, incense, lavender, black currant, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied, powerful yet elegant effort with great depth and volume, precision balance, and a voluptuous personality (a D-cup of a wine). It conceals plenty of structure and will e...
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage)