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Nicolas Catena Zapata 2018

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Nicolas Catena Zapata 2018

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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. Drink 2021 - 2028.

96 points
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (Apr 2021)
96POINTS
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate

SPECIFICATION

RegionArgentina

StyleDry

VarietyCabernet Sauvignon or blend

Vintage2018

ClosureCork

Bottle Size 750ml

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