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Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena Zapata 2015

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Argentina2015Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena ZapataDM22200.00bt96 JS266.66666666666796.0096.00Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Catena Zapata310
Argentina2015Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena Zapata Further ReducedIM22400.00bt96 JS266.66666666666796.0096.00Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Catena Zapata610
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Tasting Notes

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, JamesSuckling.com, April 2018

(14.2% alcohol: 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.

Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, July 2018

Along with the 2014 vintage, I also tasted the 2015 Nicolás Catena Zapata. The 2015 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.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (237), June 2018
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