Nicolás Catena Zapata 2017


Nicolás Catena Zapata


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Cross dock
Store Only
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Cabernet Sauvignon 59 %
Malbec 33 %
Cabernet Franc 8 %
Closure type
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About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 97 points -

April 2021

Sweet tobacco, walnuts, blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Full body, yet ultra-fine tannins and a super long finish. Superb finesse and polish.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 96 points -

May 2019

It’s fascinating to taste this alongside the 2016 Nicolás, as the two reflect their different
vintages. This cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Malbec is bigger, bolder and more
tannic, but will evolve into something remarkable. Structured and firm with layers of dark fruit.

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Wine Advocate

- 95 points -

August 2019

The approachable 2017 Nicolás Catena Zapata has a little more Cabernet Franc in the blend, even if the majority is Cabernet Sauvignon (and there is some Malbec). In 2017, they sourced Cabernet Sauvignon from Altamira and Gualtallary, and it fermented together with the juice of the Cabernet Franc. It has a touch of ripeness on the nose but without excess; it's balsamic, with the Cabernet dominating the aromatics. The palate comes through as really balanced and perhaps a little lighter. It has very fine tannins and a clean, focused finish.

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