Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2016 - New Canaan Wine
Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2016
SKU: 09631

Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2016

  • v92+


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Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Catena Zapata
The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits. Pairs well with lamb chops, beef tenderloin, and goat cheese.
  • v92+

Bright medium ruby. Lovely lift as well as a touch of greenness to the aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder, chocolate and graphite. Less fleshy than the 2015 bottling but with terrific energy and black pepper lift to its suave, rather cool flavors of dark berries, menthol, minerals and spices. More savory than sweet and not at all excessively green. This fine-grained wine opens like a peacock's tail on the back end, with tannins dusting the front teeth.

Stephen Tanzer, July 2018