This is a pure wine with aromas of blueberries, plums, menthol, black raspberries and vanilla. Elongated and elegant medium bodied plush palate with a spherical oaky fruity middle. Ends medium, fresh and gripping. Can be cellared or drunk.
Double decanted this for 24 hours, concentrated nose of black fruit, black olives and a roch of earthiness. Balanced, yet extracted palate, tight black fruit, the aforementioned black olives, with the oak poking through. A restrained, concentrated wine,....I'd give it more time.
I liked this a lot. It was deep in color, flavor, and body. It still needs some more cellar time to meet my expectations, but it was a nice drink of wine and especially for less than $16. It was great with food now, though. I will certainly buy more. Nice!
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(Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec High Mountain Vines) Very dark purple red violet color; appealing, tart plum, tart black fruit, savory, brewed coffee nose; tasty, creamy textured, savory, tart black fruit, light tar, sweet coffee palate; medium-plus finish
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