Nicolás Catena Zapata

98+

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“It strikes me as being Argentina's equivalent of a great vintage of Lafite-Rothschild”.
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NICOLAS CATENA ZAPATA 2004 - December 2007

nicolas catena zapata

Tasting Note:

Nicolás Catena Zapata has an intense dark violet color with blue-black tones. A complex wine with delicate aromas of black cherry and licorice, it is enlivened by minerals, violet, spice, and herbs. The palate is sharply delineated and impressively concentrated, with a serious backbone supporting its very fresh currant and mineral flavors.

The inaugural 1997 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend set a new standard of quality for wines from South America when it won a series of blind tastings against other prestigious cuvées from around the world. Nicolás Catena Zapata is made from a plant-by-plant selection of historic rows in the Catena Zapata vineyards.

The wine is made from over 200 separate microvinifications representing different rows, altitudes, and harvest times. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. It is only produced in outstanding vintage years.

The Catena Dream:
to make Argentine wines that can stand with the best of the world

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Average rating 2004 to 2013

97.6

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romanee conti
Domaine Romanée-Conti
Czech Republic

FR

97.4

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Penfolds Grange
Penfolds Grange
Australia

AUS

97.2

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Shafer
Shafer Hillside Select
USA

USA

96.5

POINTS

mundus bacillus terrae
Adrianna Vineyard Catena Zapata
Argentina

ARG

96.4

POINTS

Gaja Sori di San Lorenzo
Gaja Sori di San Lorenzo
Gaja Sori di San Lorenzo

ITA

96.2

POINTS

masseto
Tenuta dell’ OrnellaiaMasseto
Italia

ITA

96.1

POINTS

Nicolás Catena Zapata
Nicolás Catena Zapata
Argentina

ARG

95.8

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Vega Sicilia Único
Vega Sicilia Único
Spain

SP

95.7

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Chateau Latour
Chateau
Latour
Francia

FR

95.6

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Opus One
Opus
One
USA

USA