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NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2011/13 Bottle (Cabernet Sauv/Malbec) (los)

Useful Bottle Information

  • ABV 14%
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Closure Type Cork
  • Wine Colour Red Still Wine
  • Country / Region Argentina - Mendoza
  • Wine Styles Rich and Powerful
  • Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

Bottle Description

Nicolás Catena Zapata is made from a selection of the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in the Catena Zapata Vineyards. The first Nicolás Catena Zapata was made in 1997, a phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Mendoza. The 1997 Nicolás Catena Zapata was released in 2000 through a series of blind tastings held in the USA and Europe where it was compared blind to Chateau Latour, Haut Brion, Solaia, Caymus and Opus One. The Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997 came in either first or second in every tasting. This wine is only produced in outstanding vintage years. Robert Parker - 92 points - Drink: 2015 - 2022 "The 2011 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec sourced from a diversity of vineyards and zones, La Piramide, Domingo, Adrianna and Nicasia. I found pungent aromas of leather, cured meat and fountain pen ink and even tempera paint that were reminiscent of many classic Bordeaux wines. The palate feels quite dry and has a grainy texture. It needs food. 60,000 bottles produced."

THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 96
Drink Date: 2016 - 2022
Reviewed by: Luis Gutiérrez, Issue Date: 30th Dec 2016, Source: 228, The Wine Advocate
The 2013 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec from the La Pirámide, Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards. It is perfectly clean and focused, a noticeable improvement over the 2012 vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this cool vintage seems to have a more restrained character that made me think of Cabernet Franc, very classical and serious. They have been harvesting earlier and earlier in search of balance and freshness, and the strategy has definitely worked. It has great freshness and focus, and the lower alcohol and acidity seem to make the wine integrate the oak very nicely. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Nicolás Catena Zapata. 55,000 bottles produced.

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NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2011/13 Bottle (Cabernet Sauv/Malbec) (los)

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