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Catena Zapata Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2015

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Catena Zapata Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2015
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SKU 30616


Appearance: The 2015 Catena Alta Malbec presents a deep violet color, with blue reflections. Aroma: The nose is elegant and complex, offers ripe red and black berry fruits aromas with notes of flowers as violet and lavander, leather and a touch of spices and vanilla flavors. Flavor: The mouthfeel is full and rich, with sweet tannins and smooth structure. The mid palate offers different layers as blackberries and black currant fruit flavors with hints of licorice notes, vanilla and blacknpepper. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity. Pairings: Braised duck with apples, or Grilled beef filet.
Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateAs with the other varietals of the range, I also had two vintages of this to compare, starting with the older 2015 Catena Alta Malbec. It is a mixture of grapes from multiple vineyards: Angelica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Adrianna and Angélica Sur. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and had an élevage of some 18 months in French oak. You can notice the slightly riper year, and it does suffer a bit in comparison with the truly superb 2016 even though it's a noteworthy expression of Malbec with great freshness for the climatic conditions of the year. 66,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2016.

Luis Gutierrez, June 2018
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Wine EnthusiastWoodsy aromas of black fruit and gingerbread create a friendly nose that lacks exactness. This is bulky on the palate, with dense berry flavors that are foresty, minty and oaky. Spice and chocolate mint flavors blend with lightly herbal berry notes on the finish.

Michael Schachner, February 2019
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Wine SpectatorFinely textured, offering concentrated dark plum, cream and spice flavors that are well-structured. The finish lengthens out nicely, with minerally notes. Drink now through 2021. 5,500 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, December 2018