Red

2017 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

Malbec

  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • br_winelover Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 28, 2021 - 93pts. It was a very small Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino vertical this night - I opened this 2017, and fscov brought a 2018. They are very, very similar - proof that vintages in Argentina really aren't that relevant, except of course the truly difficult ones (like 2021).

    This is more refined than your run-of-the mill Malbec, as it ought to be. Black plum, blackberries and raspberries' notes - quite primary yet, as expected. I decanted this 2017 longer than fscov his 2018, and it made a difference, albeit small - this was a bit more expressive and nuanced. Both are medium-bodied, and offer a good finish. This is not a great value, but one cannot go wrong here.

  • Sieegs Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 25, 2021 - Nice, but needs a very long decant if you are going to open at this stage.

  • Jdbauer91 wrote: 90 points

    February 17, 2021 - Balanced

  • br_winelover Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 23, 2021 - 94pts (this grade reflects when this bottle was at its peak). This wine was decanted for 5+ hours, then placed back into the bottle, where it rested for more than one hour before consumption. And it needs every second of air one can provide it at this stage. Complete notes on Instagram soon at brl_winelover, but I can understand why its ratings are so different - this was around 90pts upon opening, without much complexity or length, and really improved with time.

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  • cawineaux wrote: 89 points

    January 23, 2021 - Fresh, fruity, midweight Malbec. Given the price tag, I expected a lot more from this wine. It came off a a very simple, one note, sort of wine with fresh berries, and the slightest amount of earthiness, but little more.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Catena Zapata
  • Varietal Malbec
  • Designation Argentino
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 098709088641, 7350107671003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 722 (77%)
  • Consumed 211 (22%)

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