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Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena Zapata 2016

Label
RegionArgentina
SubregionArgentina
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Argentina2016Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena ZapataBT4 \ 048510.001296 LG4856.66666666666796.0096.00Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Catena Zapata0.7510
Argentina2016Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Bodega Catena ZapataMG2 \ 012510.00696 LG1256.66666666666796.0096.00Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena, Catena Zapata1.510
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Tasting Notes

The 2016 Nicolás Catena Zapata has not been released, and they are going to sell the 2017 before it. This is the one wine, together with the Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec, that is sold through the négoce in Bordeaux for Europe and Asia. This is backward, serious and austere, with terrific balance and great length. This is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary and 31% Malbec from Nicasia. There is also some 8% Cabernet Franc that seems to add a touch, and in 2016, it didn't need irrigation because there was enough rain. This seems to follow the style of the 2013, a little tight, perhaps because of the Cabernets. This is nuanced and complex, with very good integration of the varieties and the oak, fruit, acidity and mineral texture. One of the best vintages for this bottling. 74,400 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2017.

96
Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com, October 2019
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