Color of dark ruby with a touch of purple, thick with many tear drops. Nose of cinnamon, milk chocolate, ripe cherry jam, oak, green pepper, and indeed some cured meat nose. Taste of oak, peppery, polished and mellow tannins, a bit zesty, a bit ripe cherry, grassy, but peppery notes really stands out. Aftertaste is again dominated by peppery note, zest, quite spicy and interesting. — 15 days ago
Awesome... I used to buy 8 dollar Septima by the case before I could afford higher price points. Actually never knew until recently that that had more to offer.
This is a Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat blend. Gran Reserva. Aged 18 months in French oak. 14.5 abv. A very deep red-purple, opaque color, leaning toward inky. Full bodied.
On open, very meaty nose. After 30 minutes, white pepper, ...
White pepper persists in the palate with wood and nuts entering the mix. Cedar and a hint of stewer blackberries. Nice medium tannins, low if any acidity. Big wine. I love it. Septima!!! Who knew???
92+ points — 17 days ago
Em relação sua cor está vibrante e possuí uma viscosidade boq.
Apresenta sabor e aroma marcante de carvalho. Não é ácido e a sensação alcoólica é moderada. — 6 days ago
Dusty left bank aromatics. Strong at 15 years - a medium to full bodied palate still vibrant and alive. A word on Drinking Windows - A UK source I respect greatly said 2016-2018 for this wine but this tasting showed there was a lot of life left - maybe another 4 to 5 years I would say. To be fair it is an inexact science. This the Argentinian venture of Right Bank Icon, Chateau Cheval Blanc. 55% Malbec, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. There is no doubt you could mistake this as Bordeaux. An excellent Wine singing at 15 years. — 10 days ago
Absolutely incredible. Dark, tart fruit, leather and aged beef extracts concentrated in a delicious bone dry, bold juice. Grippy tannins took a choke hold on your throat and slowly released allowing for a nice lingering finish. — 4 days ago
The 2014 ‘Nicolas Catena Zapata’ is a gorgeous blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Malbec, as this wine was first made with the 1997 vintage. Sourced from the La Pirámide Vineyard (3,117 ft) as well as the Nicasia Vineyard (3,593 feet) and the Adrianna Vineyard (4,747 feet) the wine starts off with a gorgeous bouquet of dark currant, blackberry pie, mocha and spicecake that all marvelously combine in the glass. The dazzling minerality and texture to the wine really creates a seductive edge to this beautiful wine. Blueberry pie, black tea, Asian spices and dark chocolate shaving flavors all come together as the long, mineral and dark fruit driven finish delivers a lasting effect. Delicious now, be sure to give this a two hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2040- 95 — 22 days ago