Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2019

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2019

 

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Catena Zapata
Nicolas Catena Zapata 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec

A full-bodied, powerful yet elegant effort with great depth and volume, precision balance, and a voluptuous personality.

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 98 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 96 2019
DCT Decanter 96 2019
RP Robert Parker 96 2019
TA Tim Atkin 96 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 96 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 93 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings
This is the top wine produced by the legendary Argentine winemaker Nicholas Catena.

It has intense and complex flavours of ripe black fruit, dark chocolate, pepper and spicy oak. It is a full-bodied and powerful wine.
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) : 98 Points (2019)
This has a complex nose of baked blackberries, grilled plums, dried earth, moss, pine cones, sandalwood, charcoal and cloves. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Wow. So much going on. Layered, seamless and silky. Incredible length. Keeps going. 42% cabernet sauvignon, 30% malbec and 28% cabernet franc.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 96 Points (2019)
The 2019 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec and 28% Cabernet Franc from the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Having spent 18 months in new French barrels, it’s garnet red in hue. The 2019 has a nose of cedar, expressive, dark fruit notes such as plum and blackcurrant, gentle traces of sweet spices and herbs and a hint of amaretti. Broad and velvety in the mouth with a juicy palate and a delicate tea-like texture, the grip lends essential structure. This is a subtle, complex red of long-lasting flavor to which the excellent year has brought an extra level of finesse.

Decanter (DCT) : 96 Points (2019)
Deep, concentrated, bramble and blackcurrant fruit cut through by a racy breeziness of Christmas spices, forest floor and fresh herbs. So youthful, dense and luxurious with an impressive intensity and racy acidity, though at the moment the sweet vanilla oak is quite overt. Imposing tannins, lingering perfume and mouthwatering juiciness, this will age superbly.

Robert Parker (RP) : 96 Points (2019)
The 2019 Nicolás Catena Zapata was produced with 42% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary (Adrianna Vineyard), 30% Malbec from Altamira (Nicasia Vineyard) and a high percentage of Cabernet Franc (28%), also from Adrianna, which took the place of Cabernet Sauvignon. It fermented in small oak barrels, concrete and stainless steel tanks with a short post-fermentative maceration. Élevage was in first and second-use French oak barrels and lasted for 18 months, including malolactic. Best after 2025.

Tim Atkin (TA) : 96 Points (2018)
Nicolás, as aficionados know it, is an Argentinian red that ages brilliantly in bottle, easily surpassing a decade or more. A harmonious marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Malbec, it is detailed, elegant, polished, complex and effortlessly refined, with subtle 50% new wood, cassis, bramble and black cherry fruit, some leafy undertones and a long, tapering finish.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 96 Points (2016)
This is a blend of 61 percent cabernet sauvignon with 31 percent malbec and the remainder cabernet franc. It grows in three vineyards in Argelo, Gualtallary and Paraje Altamira ranging from 3,000 feet of elevation to 4,790. In the cool 2016 vintage, with yields down 40 to 50 percent of normal, this wine has a calm gravity, layering cassis, mint and tobacco aromas that gently pull you in. Faint dark-chocolate tannins frame the lightly spiced pale cherry fruit. It would be well-suited to any beef dish, but the wine is complex enough to be a meal on its own. Find someone who wants to sit with you and savor it for hours, appreciating each new contour and expression of the Andes.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 93 Points (2014)
Smooth aromas of berry fruits, fig, tobacco and chocolate signal a well-oaked blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec. This signature wine for Catena is powerful and lusty on the palate, with flavors of toasty oak, fig, blackberry and spice all rolled into a fine whole. Long and toasty on the finish, this should be at its peak in a couple of years. Drink through 2026. *Cellar Selection* (MS) (3/2019)

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JS
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RP
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JD
92
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JS
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WS
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93
RP
97
W&S
91
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WS
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RP
90
W&S
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JS
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WE
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97
DCT
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VN
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JS
99
VN
95
WS
96
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98
RP
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WS
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Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2019 Reviewed by James Suckling 10-02-2023 . Score: 5