Bodega Catena Zapata

The Immigrant Malbec

9.43 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
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
Matt Sterr

Deep purple. Dark fruit and anise. Very polished. 💯 % Malbec.

Deep purple. Dark fruit and anise. Very polished. 💯 % Malbec.

Sep 16th, 2019
Randy Fuller

This Argentine Malbec is a full-throated testament to winemaking. It's inky black, it smells of fire, tar, vanilla, licorice, black pepper and black fruit. The nose is simply astounding. On the palate are flavors of blackberry, toasty oak, cigar and sweet spice. A pairing with lamb would be great, or heavy beef cuts. Or, just sip and enjoy. It's good that way, too.

This Argentine Malbec is a full-throated testament to winemaking. It's inky black, it smells of fire, tar, vanilla, licorice, black pepper and black fruit. The nose is simply astounding. On the palate are flavors of blackberry, toasty oak, cigar and sweet spice. A pairing with lamb would be great, or heavy beef cuts. Or, just sip and enjoy. It's good that way, too.

2 people found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2019
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, wild flowers, chocolates, earth, vegetables, bell pepper, cloves, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, green vegetables, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Malbec from Mendoza. Deep and dark.

This 100% Malbec is showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.
After 2 hours, it shows the tannins.

Wine Spectator 94 points. Robert Parker 94 points.

This rich and extracted Malbec needs a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$120.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of cherries, plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, wild flowers, chocolates, earth, vegetables, bell pepper, cloves, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, green vegetables, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a great Malbec from Mendoza. Deep and dark.

This 100% Malbec is showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Still young and needs another 5 years to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.
After 2 hours, it shows the tannins.

Wine Spectator 94 points. Robert Parker 94 points.

This rich and extracted Malbec needs a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.

14% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$120.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2019