This wine can be described in 2 words:
Arguably the best Malbec that Argentina has to offer, it is rightfully the flagship of the Catena Malbec bottlings. Sourced from 2 vineyards, one that is from a warmer area that gives ripeness to the fruit and tannins, the other at a higher altitude that gives lift, freshness, and acidity to the wine. A perfect balance is achieved in the blend.
James Suckling 99
This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 96
It feels like there was a big change in the 2019 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino, a year with a vibrant palate and very clean and focused aromas and flavors. They fine-tuned the irrigation and viticulture, and that seems to have increased the precision of the wine. They also did a selection and left the grapes from the borders of the vineyard, which were affected by the paths and other stuff. It's still a little more voluptuous than the wines from Gualtallary, as this mixes grapes from Angélica (Lunlunta) and Nicasia (Altamira). It's nicely textured and tasty, medium-bodied and with a vibrant finish. 25,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2020.
Cases are 4 packs