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2003 Nicolás Catena Zapata (750ml)
Producer: Bodega Catena Zapata nicolascatena.com
Appellation: Mendoza - Argentina
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$75.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 4, 2008 , Terry Miller
4 stars
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 1, 2009 , Jay Miller (WA)
98 points "98 Points - Jay Miller - The Wine Advocate "The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate's finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015 to 2030." " Best 2009-2030
rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 30, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
98 points ""The flagship, the 2007 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It delivers an enthralling aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, espresso, mocha, incense, lavender, black currant, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied, powerful yet elegant effort with great depth and volume, precision balance, and a voluptuous personality (a D-cup of a wine). It conceals plenty of structure and will effortlessly evolve for 6-8 years, drinking well through 2032 if not longer." Best 2010-2032