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64 Ratings
Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas

Wine Details

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Nicolás Catena Zapata has an intense, deep purple color with bluish-black tones. On the nose, aromas of black fruits – blackberries, black cherries, black plums – predominate with subtle notes of vanilla and dark chocolate intermingled with savory hints of green olive and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine is tremendously complex, unfolding layer upon layer of ripe and baked black fruits. Black cherries and blackberries give way to cassis, mocha, and vanilla followed by notes of licorice, baking spices, and a hint of saline minerality. The wine is remarkably concentrated with a firm tannic structure providing the backbone for the lush fruit. The finish is long, a foretoken of the long aging potential of this Argentine masterpiece.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-05
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06