2014 Catena Zapata "Nicasia" Malbec Mendoza 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1676357 96 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The Catena Zapata range comprises some single-vineyard wines, like the 2014 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard that comes from a plot of ungrafted vines planted in Altamira in 1996 using Malbec cuttings from the ancient Angélica vineyard. Cropped from a year that delivered moderate alcohol and notable acidity, it fermented with full clusters in 2,000- and 5,000-liter oak foudres with indigenous yeasts. It matured in French oak barrels for 24 months. This shows superbly and is open and expressive, very classical and elegant, floral and mineral, with no excess whatsoever. The palate reveals superb balance, really harmonious and elegant. This one might be overlooked because there is a lot of attention given to the Malbecs from Adrianna vineyard, but this is really at the same quality level. (LG) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The complex violet, clove and savory nose doesn’t leave you in any doubt. The deep and concentrated palate confirms that you’re right. Serious tannins at the long finish, but somehow it manages to be silky. Inner quote mark (4/2018)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright, full ruby. Vibrant boysenberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and rocks on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Wonderfully broad and supple but not heavy, conveying an almost chocolatey ripeness and alluring sweetness but given shape and definition by lively acidity. This compellingly pliant, expansive beauty finishes with superb breadth and length. (ST) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

K&L Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is offered as a complete case in original packaging. If the wines are going to be shipped upon arrival, the bottles will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles during shipping, with the empty case itself shipped separately on request. Will Call or Local Delivery orders can be handled as intact cases. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.

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