Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2020

Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2020

 

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Catena Zapata
Catena Malbec 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Malbec

Catena put Malbec from Mendoza firmly on the winemaking map - this wine is a great example of their continued quality and purity of fruit.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 91 2020
RP Robert Parker 90 2020
W&S Wines & Spirits 90 2020
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 89 2015
DCT Decanter 89 2014
WS Wine Spectator 89 2014
WE Wine Enthusiast 90 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings
The grape variety used to make this wine is Malbec. It makes big, rich, dark wines. The flavours and aromas are plums, dark chocolate and blackberries with some spice and pepper as well.
Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vineyards in Mendoza in 1902. Malbec had been a blending grape in Bordeaux, but Nicola suspected it would find its hidden splendor in the Argentine Andes. Fast forward sixty years and Nicola’s grandson Nicolas took the reigns of the family firm. Since the mid-1960s, Nicolas has spent his career building Catena in to one of the world’s best wineries, emulating what his mentor Robert Mondavi achieved in California. Nicolas was a pioneer of… Read more

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2020)
The berry and floral character comes through clearly on the nose and palate with a medium body, a medium-tannin backbone and a dark-walnut aftertaste.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2020)
The 2020 Catena Malbec shows plenty of roasted notes, toast and ripe fruit, the result of a warmer and riper vintage in 225-liter oak barrels. It reveals a soft and velvety texture, juicy fruit and polished tannins. It finishes dry and surprisingly more austere than I anticipated.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 90 Points (2020)
This wine unleashes a barrage of flavors—huckleberry, wild herbs and currants—that lose steam as the tannins take over, lasting on those sticky malbec tannins. It’d be fun to play with pairing ideas, so open it at the beginning of a dinner party and try it alongside everything from cheeses and olives to the main roast.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 89 Points (2015)
July 2017 - Stephen Tanzer -Healthy red-ruby. Inky aromas of blackberry, licorice and tar, with some leathery funkiness. Smooth and subtly sweet but with brisk acidity to frame its flavors of tart red berries. Finishes a bit unyielding, with firm tannins and good length. This and the basic Cabernet are vinified and aged mostly in tank. -- Stephen Tanzer

Decanter (DCT) : 89 Points (2014)
Here is someone making something really different and interesting from Altamira. It is a fresher, more vibrant, intense style but at the same time light and airy. Approachable with leather and dark fruits, giving way to savoury complexity

Wine Spectator (WS) : 89 Points (2014)
A taut and muscular red, with focused flavors of plum tart, dried cherry and dark currant, backed by firm acidity. Chocolate nib notes emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 4,000 cases made.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 90 Points (2013)
Ripe borderline raisiny aromas include earth, cedar and graphite scents. This is concentrated, grabby and fully extracted. Flavors of jammy black fruits blend with spicy saucy notes prior to a finish with flavors of tomato, herbs, salt and gamy meat. Firm acidity guarantees this will last at least another five years before falling off.

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JS
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TA
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JS
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W&S
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WS
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