Case Price: $191.88 (12 x 750ml)
|Our Price: $15.99 / bottle (RRP: $26.00)||Case: 12 x 750 ml|
The venerable Bodega Catena Zapata has played a crucial role in raising the profile of Argentine Malbec internationally. They produce several exceptional wines which are consistently highly lauded by wine critics. Leaving the points aside, perhaps an even more remarkable fact about Catena is that its moderately-priced wines also receive plenty of praise. The Alamos Malbec, is consistently rated as amongst the best value Argentine reds.
The Alamos Malbec has a dark purple color with violet highlights. The nose offers bright black berry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouth-feel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. The finish shows ripe, silky tannins.
Vineyard / Winemaking - Mendoza, Argentina. Nicola Cantena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902 and today the estate is run by Nicholas Catena and his daughter Laura. Malbec continues to be the estates focus and the wineries pristine vineyards lie at the base of the Andes on soils of sand, lime and stone at altitudes between 920 and 1120 metres above sea level. Over the last 20 years, the fastidious vineyard work of Nicholas and Laura has paid dividends and Catena Zapata is now one of Argentina's most famous estates. Lush, beautifully created wines are what you can expect from Catena Zapata.
" #realmalbec. A medium-bodied red with firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Really intense and flavorful. Lovely balance and finesse. One of the best deals out there. Drink now."
91 Points - James Suckling