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2005 Nicolás Catena Zapata (750ml)
Producer: Bodega Catena Zapata nicolascatena.com
Appellation: Mendoza - Argentina
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$96.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 27, 2011 , from a member
"shared with dad. he picked the $100 wine."
tasted: December 17, 2010 , from a member
"so far - not my cup of tea - will give it another chance in a few years "
rated: 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: August 9, 2009 , from a member
98 points Best 2015-2030
rated: October 16, 2010 , Henrik Albertsen
Best 2008-2020