Catena Zapata Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae Adrianna Vineyard 2013

Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
WA 97
JS 96
ST 94
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 338871

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$249.95
List $340.00
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Oct 2021) 12+ Available
97 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "There are three separate bottling from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae, from the shallow and limestone soils with a south-facing, cold exposure, that was coupled by a cool year. This has higher acidity and citric, effervescent acidity combined with chalky tannins providing length and freshness. This is terrific. 2,000 bottles were filled in December 2015. Drink: 2016-2023. (Dec 2016)"

96 points James Suckling: "A generous and fruity wine with phenomenal depth and character. Full body, layered and beautiful with such gorgeous fruit character of berry, floral and hints of cream. Tangy and vivid. Hints of tangerine and stone in the aftertaste. Drink now but a wine to last for years. Made from organically grown grapes. (6/21/17)"

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($340 list; these vines on shallow limestone soil are protected from the worst of the afternoon sun; there's huge organic material in the soil by Argentine standards, notes Alejandro Vigil): Bright saturated ruby to the rim. Crushed blackberry and smoky, saline soil tones on the nose. Utterly imploded on the palate, with penetrating acidity and saline minerality contributing to the wine's great inner-mouth tension. Powerfully structured, juicy, tannic wine with a long life ahead of it. "In a more Nebbiolo style," notes Vigil, who fermented the wine in old barrels and aged it in 2,000-liter barrels, none new. With a pH of 3.4, this wine should age at a snail's pace and may ultimately be the best of these 2013s. According to Vigil this 1994 planting was the first in Gualtallary. Drink: 2020-2030. (Mar 2016)"
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97 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "There are three separate bottling from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae, from the shallow and limestone soils with a south-facing, cold exposure, that was coupled by a cool year. This has higher acidity and citric, effervescent acidity combined with chalky tannins providing length and freshness. This is terrific. 2,000 bottles were filled in December 2015. Drink: 2016-2023. (Dec 2016)"

96 points James Suckling: "A generous and fruity wine with phenomenal depth and character. Full body, layered and beautiful with such gorgeous fruit character of berry, floral and hints of cream. Tangy and vivid. Hints of tangerine and stone in the aftertaste. Drink now but a wine to last for years. Made from organically grown grapes. (6/21/17)"

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "($340 list; these vines on shallow limestone soil are protected from the worst of the afternoon sun; there's huge organic material in the soil by Argentine standards, notes Alejandro Vigil): Bright saturated ruby to the rim. Crushed blackberry and smoky, saline soil tones on the nose. Utterly imploded on the palate, with penetrating acidity and saline minerality contributing to the wine's great inner-mouth tension. Powerfully structured, juicy, tannic wine with a long life ahead of it. "In a more Nebbiolo style," notes Vigil, who fermented the wine in old barrels and aged it in 2,000-liter barrels, none new. With a pH of 3.4, this wine should age at a snail's pace and may ultimately be the best of these 2013s. According to Vigil this 1994 planting was the first in Gualtallary. Drink: 2020-2030. (Mar 2016)"
Product SKU 338871
Producer Catena Zapata
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Varietal Malbec
Vintage 2013
Size 750ml
Color Red
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