Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2007
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Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2007
Category: Red Wine
Region: Argentina » Mendoza
Producer: Catena Zapata
Alcohol: 14.0%
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Catena Zapata

Saturated dark violet color; intense nose of cassis, mocha and clove, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. Combination of density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of dark berries, tobacco, spices and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.

Wine Advocate

The 2007 Argentino Malbec is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna cuvees. Since I have been tasting the Catena wines, this has generally been my preference because it seems to have an extra dimension of complexity. So it is with the 2007 vintage. The Argentino offers a similar aromatic and flavor profile, but with just a bit of extra nuance. It will be most enjoyable to taste these 3 wines side-by-side in another 10 years (or, to be truthful, at any time).
Catena Zapata's newest releases continue the high standards established by this Bodega virtually from its onset, a tribute to Nicolas Catena who continues to oversee his empire.

Score: 97. —Jay Miller, December 2010.

Wine Spectator

Lush and very expressive, with a gorgeous mouthfeel to the blueberry, violet, melted black licorice, fig sauce and spice notes. Long and powerful, but not tiring to drink-an impressive feat considering the density of fruit. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases made.

Score: 94. —James Molesworth, February 28, 2010.

Wine Enthusiast

Funky at first and simply not as smooth, pure and clean as Catena's Nicasia and Adrianna Malbecs, which are the components of this wine. Argentino in 2007 is deep and dark like always, with coconut and cassis aromas preceding a sweet, ultrarich palate that's teetering on candied. Quite oaky and chocolaty as well, with brown sugar and depth to the finish. Drink now through 2014.

Score: 92. —Michael Schachner, May 01, 2011.

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