Nicolas Catena Zapata, Meondoza, Bodega Catena Zapata 75cl

Nicolas Catena Zapata, Meondoza, Bodega Catena Zapata 75cl

Nimi: Nicolas Catena Zapata, Meondoza, Bodega Catena Zapata 75cl

Riik/regioon: Argentiina, Mendoza

Tootja: Bodega Catena Zapata

Aastakäik: 2015

Mari: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec

Alkoholisisaldus: 14% vol.

Tootekood: 1138

Hind: 90.00

Hinnaklass: €€


"A giant. Not only in Argentina’s strong suit in terms of power, it also shows finesse and aromatic complexity. There are all manner of blackberries, smoke, chocolate and spicy notes. Built on a panoramic scale, but full of energy and enormous refinement. The finish cascades on and on. A blend of 83% cabernet sauvignon and 17% malbec. Try in 2021." James Suckling 96 points.

"The 2015 Nicolás has the highest ever percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, with 17% Malbec for company and is a stunning blend that’s right up there with some of the best vintages of the wine. Floral, minty and refined, it has subtle, spicy oak, notes of green herbs and red fruits, tangy acidity and remarkable palate length. One for the cellar. 2021-32." Tim Atkin 96 points.

"Made from vines in both Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo. Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry, herbs and grapefruit are pure and unadorned. Juicy and stylish in a European style, conveying an impression of delicacy and terrific penetration. This is sweeter and suppler than the 2015 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec but I'm not sure that it's deeper. Finishes with a powerful spine, strong supporting acidity and terrific length." Vinous - Stephen Tanzer 94 points.

2015 was a Bordeaux-esque vintage – a cool summer with early autumn rains resulted in lower alcohol and higher acidity. This is made up of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon from Agrelo and 17% Malbec from Gualtallary and Altamira. It's incredibly young and primary, showing black and blue fruits with a subtle gravelly, smoky touch and a yoghurt-like lactic creaminess. It's rounded and smooth in the mouth, with cedary oak that still needs plenty of time to knit together. The tannins are firm and round and the concentrated fruits have a lovely energy and effortless elegance, with lovely graphite touches and bright, lively acidity. One for the long haul. Drinking Window 2026 - 2045." Decanter 94 points.

"Along with the 2014 vintage, I also tasted the 2015. The 2015 Nicolás Catena Zapata is higher in Cabernet Sauvignon, which represents 83% of the final blend, while Malbec comprises the remaining 17%. It feels quite ripe, with notes of cherries and an earthy touch. It's juicy and soft, very approachable, even though it has the Cabernet's textbook tannins. 72,000 bottles produced." Wine Advocate - Luis Gutierrez 93 points.