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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 2008 Malbec (priced just over the limit to qualify for the Value report), dark ruby red in color, it delivers an alluring bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, and black cherry. Smooth textured, spicy, and easy-to understand, this pleasure-bent Malbec is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 4-6 years."

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    "Rich and polished, boasting lots of pure cassis, blackberry and boysenberry fruit that courses along, carried by alluring spice, integrated toast and a nice, lingering anise note. Drink now through 2011." 90 Points Wine Spectator

    about 5 years
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    deep red color. full bodied. A little earthy on first taste. Cassis and mild tar. Smooth, very little tannin. very good quality.

    about 5 years
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    Floral violets grapes from 5 sites nose predominant still think I liked their cab better

    over 4 years
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    round mouthy plum, chocolate, long expressive finish.

    about 5 years
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    nice long build. no surprises. full bodied.

    almost 6 years
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    very dark and very full bodied fruity/berries

    over 5 years
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    oaky yet smooth with grassy finish,

    over 3 years
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    Stacie Malinowski

    over 4 years
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    keep on hand

    over 5 years
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    smooth

    over 5 years
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    over 4 years
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    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate