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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

Full bright ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, mint, menthol and musky tobacco, plus an exotic suggestion of white fruit; almost a porty suggestion here. Sweet, lush and silky, with a layered texture to the intense plum and chocolatey oak flavors. As seamless and creamy as this is, it also boasts a high pitch and a brisk quality. Finishes with suave, dusty tannins and a whiplash of fruit. Drink this now or over the next several years.

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    Just poured it out after two sips. Fizzy. Not sure if corked, per se, but really flat, no fruit. Not sure why fizzy though.

    4 months
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    fruity but dark purple. a little high in sulfite, even after decanting. Joulet doesn't like it

    over 2 years
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    drank at Armours 3/28/11. yummy, nice finish, hint of blackberry.

    over 5 years
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    rich, velvety tannins, long berry/spicy finish

    over 4 years
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    nice and smooth, but nothing special

    over 4 years
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    perfect from the first taste

    over 4 years
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    The Park. August 2013

    almost 3 years
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    bitter bite dry

    over 4 years
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    Billig i Netto

    about 2 years
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    flat low fruit

    over 4 years
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    Blackberries

    almost 4 years
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011