Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza Nicasia Vineyard 2015

Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
JS 97
WA 94
ST 93
14.0% ABV
Item # 702613

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750ml
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97 points James Suckling: "Enormously spicy with a dense tannin structure that makes this malbec spectacular and slightly erotic, too. A breathtakingly long finish that makes you want more. The balance of this is so good that you can drink it right now. If you can resist drinking it now, this probably has a couple of decades of aging potential. (4/5/18)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] I also tasted the 2015 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, which had been in bottle since July 2017. 2015 is a warmer and riper year within the three consecutive cooler El Niño vintages. It's juicy, showy and round, with moderate acidity (relatively speaking). Drink: 2018-2022. (Jun 2018)"

93+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice and violet on the nose. Far tighter and less sweet than the 2014 version; a more minerally and linear version of Malbec that lacks the expansiveness of the '14. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and terrific length. A bit less ripe--and more green--than the 2014, with tighter tannins. A bit of a question mark owing to its serious tannic spine, this wine would appear to offer excellent potential longevity but it will require patience. Drink: 2022-2030. (Jul 2018)"
97 points James Suckling: "Enormously spicy with a dense tannin structure that makes this malbec spectacular and slightly erotic, too. A breathtakingly long finish that makes you want more. The balance of this is so good that you can drink it right now. If you can resist drinking it now, this probably has a couple of decades of aging potential. (4/5/18)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] I also tasted the 2015 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, which had been in bottle since July 2017. 2015 is a warmer and riper year within the three consecutive cooler El Niño vintages. It's juicy, showy and round, with moderate acidity (relatively speaking). Drink: 2018-2022. (Jun 2018)"

93+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, licorice and violet on the nose. Far tighter and less sweet than the 2014 version; a more minerally and linear version of Malbec that lacks the expansiveness of the '14. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and terrific length. A bit less ripe--and more green--than the 2014, with tighter tannins. A bit of a question mark owing to its serious tannic spine, this wine would appear to offer excellent potential longevity but it will require patience. Drink: 2022-2030. (Jul 2018)"
Product SKU 702613
Producer Catena Zapata
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
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