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Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018

Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018

  • Malbec
  • Argentina, 750ml
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"2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity" Robert Parker

  • Winery: Bodega Cantena
  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Region: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Enjoy now and up until 2030+
  • Food match: Lamb, leaner beef & roast pork; turkey; Portobello mushrooms & roasted pepper; bleu-veined, mozzarella & gorgonzola cheeses

The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although Cantena have found that most of the their wines are consumed shortly after release, they are pleased to see that their wines age beautifully for ten to twenty years. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

Nicola Cantena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902 and today the estate is run by Nicholás Cantena and his daughter Laura. Malbec continues to be the estate's focus and the winery's pristine vineyards lie at the base of the Andes on soils of sand, lime and stone at altitudes between 920 and 1120 metres above sea level. Over the last 20 years, the fastidious vineyard work of Nicholas and Laura has paid dividends and Catena Zapata is now one of Argentina's most famous estates. Lush, beautifully crafted wines are what you can expect for Catena Zapata.

  • 94/100 Points - James Suckling (2018 vintage)
  • 91+/100 Points - The Wine Advocate (2018 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - Silver - International Wine Challenge (2018 vintage)
  • 90/100 Points - Tim Atkin (2018 vintage)
  • 90/100 Points - Vinous (2018 vintage)
  • 93/100 Points - James Suckling (2017 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - The Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - Tim Atkin (2017 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points - Silver - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
  • 90/100 Points - Wine & Spirits (2017 vintage)
  • 90/100 Points - Vinous (2017 vintage)

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