Tasting Notes: "The 2018 Nicolás Catena Zapata was produced with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary (Adrianna vineyard, with the Cabernet Sauvignon interplanted with some Cabernet Franc) and 35% Malbec from Altamira (Nicasia vineyard). They no longer use grapes from Agrelo, and this is also a lot higher in Malbec than in other recent vintages. So, it has a very different profile, a change that started in 2017, with more contained ripeness and more freshness, and the wine is intense, keeping some of the Cabernet character (tobacco, blackberries) and the floral notes from Malbec. It comes through as balanced and harmonious, with very fine tannins and a long finish and perfect ripeness. This aims to revive the style of Bordeaux before phylloxera, from massal selection of ungrafted vines... 62,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2019." - Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate
About the Winery: Domaine Catena Zapata is a renowned winery based in Mendoza, Argentina. Led by the visionary Nicolás Catena, the estate is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that capture the essence of Argentina's terroir. Known for their iconic Catena Zapata Malbec, the wines of this domain exemplify elegance, complexity, and the rich flavours of the Andean foothills. This wine is only produced in outstanding vintage years.
Expert Ratings: The Wine Advocate: 96/100
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