Original
45 Ratings
Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas

Wine Details

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

The 2002 Nicolás Catena Zapata presents a dark, opaque violet color. The nose is packed full of ripe black berry fruit aromas, with layers of eucalyptus, black pepper, and mineral notes. The mouthfeel is full, yet supple, with a soft, generous texture. On the palate, the wine offers rich, concentrated flavors of cassis and black currant fruit interwoven with notes of cigar box, sweet spice and vanilla. The finish is long and lingering, with well structured tannins and racy acidity.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/07
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • 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