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2013 Catena Zapata 'Nicolas Catena Zapata'

Mendoza's answer to the Medoc - "So polished and gorgeous" James Suckling

2013 Catena Zapata 'Nicolas Catena Zapata'

Mendoza's answer to the Medoc - "So polished and gorgeous" James Suckling

$134.99

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96/100 James Suckling 95/100
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2013 Catena Zapata 'Nicolas Catena Zapata'

Mendoza's answer to the Medoc - "So polished and gorgeous" James Suckling

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96/100 James Suckling 95/100

Description

A blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Malbec, this wine has stacked up against the best Bordeaux-style reds in the business since its debut in 1997. On release in 2000, it was tasted blind against Latour, Haut Brion, Solaia, Caymus and Opus One in a series of events throughout the USA and Europe. Nicolas Catena Zapata came in either first or second every time it was tasted. A blend of 3 different vineyards and over 210 micro-vinifications. Unusually it is 100% barrel fermented with 10% whole clusters and 90% whole berries, before 24 months in oak and another 24 months in barrel.

"The 2013 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec from the La Pirámide, Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards. It is perfectly clean and focused, a noticeable improvement over the 2012 vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this cool vintage seems to have a more restrained character that made me think of Cabernet Franc, very classical and serious. They have been harvesting earlier and earlier in search of balance and freshness, and the strategy has definitely worked. It has great freshness and focus, and the lower alcohol and acidity seem to make the wine integrate the oak very nicely. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Nicolás Catena Zapata."
RobertParker.com

BrandCatena Zapata Wines

RegionMendoza

VarietalMalbec

Size750ml

Alcohol %14.0%

Vintage2013

CountryArgentina

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