Bodega Catena Zapata

La Consulta Malbec

9.17 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
La Consulta, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

Deep ruby color. Pronounced aromas of violets and lilies, fresh black fruit (blueberries, blackberries and black cherries) and hints of vainilla and cedar. On the palate it is juicy and fresh with medium acidity, medium(+) fine grained ripe tannin and medium(+) body. The finish is medium(+) and slightly sweet of ripe delicious fruit. The taster for Robert Parker only gave it 90+ but I believe that he is diverging further and further away from what the wine collector and wine consumer really enjoy and is scoring very subjectively based on his own personal preference for Burgundy and Jura wines. In the context of new world wines and Argentina and Malbec, I find this wine fresh and perfectly ripe and with a controlled oak presence and a very solid effort to transmit the terroir of the La Consulta sub-region. #catena #catenazapata #argentina #malbec #mountainwine

Deep ruby color. Pronounced aromas of violets and lilies, fresh black fruit (blueberries, blackberries and black cherries) and hints of vainilla and cedar. On the palate it is juicy and fresh with medium acidity, medium(+) fine grained ripe tannin and medium(+) body. The finish is medium(+) and slightly sweet of ripe delicious fruit. The taster for Robert Parker only gave it 90+ but I believe that he is diverging further and further away from what the wine collector and wine consumer really enjoy and is scoring very subjectively based on his own personal preference for Burgundy and Jura wines. In the context of new world wines and Argentina and Malbec, I find this wine fresh and perfectly ripe and with a controlled oak presence and a very solid effort to transmit the terroir of the La Consulta sub-region. #catena #catenazapata #argentina #malbec #mountainwine

Jan 2nd, 2021
Deborah Schuster

Delicious!

Delicious!

Sep 26th, 2021
Bree Wittich

Lovely Malbec that we had with dinner at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Starts slightly woody and then opens up with berry fruits and a hint of spice. Crisp finish with balanced tannins.

Lovely Malbec that we had with dinner at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Starts slightly woody and then opens up with berry fruits and a hint of spice. Crisp finish with balanced tannins.

Apr 11th, 2021
Viviane luaces-Heider

2018 - pretty decent for a fun evening.

2018 - pretty decent for a fun evening.

Jan 31st, 2021
Kelly Beyrer

Kelly had this 9 months ago

Kelly had this 9 months ago

Feb 19th, 2022
Nuno Epifânio

Nuno had this a year ago

Nuno had this a year ago

Jul 18th, 2021
Andrew Vouziers

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Apr 20th, 2021