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    Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2008
    Malbec - Argentina, South America

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    • RP97
    • WS93
    Price: $135.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Malbec

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114690

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2008 shows a saturated dark violet color; the nose offers cassis, mocha and clove, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of tobacco, dark berries, spices and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.

    Serve with lamb chops with spinach and chevre.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Argentino Malbec is a blend of 65% Adrianna and 35% Nicasia fruit. It, too, spent 24 months in 100% new French oak. The Argentino offers a similar aromatic and flavor profile but with just a bit of extra nuance, presumably because of the blending. Dense, rich, and voluptuous, this lengthy effort should easily achieve its 20th birthday in peak form. It will be most enjoyable to taste these three wines side-by-side in another 10-15 years.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Very pure for the vintage, offering a core of racy blackberry, raspberry ganache and spicy fig paste notes that are woven with nuances of Asian spice, mesquite and grilled herb that linger on the long, fruit-filled finish. Drink now through 2015. 400 cases imported.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Soft and subtle aromas of figs and violets meld in this sweet malbec, its texture as creamy as ga­nache. It opens in the glass to reveal a cooler tone of cherries, refreshing the palate. Roast duck will highlight the voluptuous texture.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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