Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2021 (750ml)

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2021 (750ml)

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The very young but already harmonious 2021 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino has one of the showier labels from the Catena portfolio. 2021 was a cooler year, as cold as 2016, but instead of a wet year like 2016, it was dry. The wine is juicy and reveals a vibrant palate and very clean and focused aromas and flavors. It's clean and precise with varietal aromas of violets, ripe berries and herbs and a spicy touch from the élevage in oak. It's another great vintage for this blend of grapes from the vineyards of Angélica (Lunlunta) and Nicasia (Altamira). It's nicely textured and tasty, medium to full-bodied and with a vibrant finish. 60,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2022. Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2021 Malbec Argentino harmoniously blends 50% Lulunta grapes with 50% Paraje
Altamira. For those who recall the old style, characterized by a significant oak influence
on the aromas, this vintage marks a pivotal moment. Half of the wine was aged for 16
months in foudres, while the other half matured in concrete vats. The outcome is a wine
that leans more towards its primary characteristics. Displays a purple hue. The nose
reveals notes of cherry, blackberry, orange peel, violets and cedar. It presents a dry and
plush profile on the palate, with fine-grained tannins and a juicy flow that culminates in a lingering fruity finish, accompanied by a vibrant and refreshing sensation. Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Grape Varietal: 100% Malbec

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96 Points, Vinous 95 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2024 - 2032