2008 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard

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  • Malbec
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The Catena Zapata icons begin with the 2008 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec which spent 18 months in 100% new French barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple/black it offers up a super-fragrant nose of toasty new oak earth notes... The Catena Zapata icons begin with the 2008 Nicasia Vineyard Malbec which spent 18 months in 100% new French barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple/black it offers up a super-fragrant nose of toasty new oak earth notes exotic spices black cherry and black raspberry. This is followed by a plush layered intensely flavored rich wine with potential complexity precision balance and a seamless finish. Give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it through 2028.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Bright ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched blackberry, black cherry and mineral aromas complicated by notes of peach, citrus peel and flowers. Penetrating and sweet, with compelling inner-mouth aromatic character and lively... Bright ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched blackberry, black cherry and mineral aromas complicated by notes of peach, citrus peel and flowers. Penetrating and sweet, with compelling inner-mouth aromatic character and lively harmonious acidity. For all its richness, this malbec is remarkably light on its feet, thanks to the strong calcaire influence. Finishes with noble, tooth-dusting tannins and outstanding lingering perfume. Alejandro Vigil, who took over as chief winemaker at Catena in 2007, has been adding small percentages of other varieties to the Adrianna and Nicasia Vineyard malbec bottlings in search of greater complexity and individuality.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
A dark ripe jammy red that remains fresh with good cut to the dark blackberry pie fig paste and plum pudding notes that pick up hints of mesquite and espresso on the focused savory finish. Drink now through 2014.-JM