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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caro 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £254.87
2017

Caro 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time with blue-fruit, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Crushed-stone, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and contracted with a level of shyness to its strength. The length derives from the excellence of the cabernet. One for the cellar. Blend of 74% malbec and 26% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023, but exciting to drink all the same.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £254.87
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £388.07
2018

Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2018 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, from a vineyard planted in Altamira in 1996 from an old massal selection, has contained ripeness, reflecting the less warm vintage (after 2017). The grapes were picked very early but with good ripeness because of the low yields in a very dry year. It fermented in open-top barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter oak barrels. It's a balanced and elegant Malbec with some restraint and a very fine thread in the palate, with really fine tannins. It follows the path of the phenomenal 2017, fine and elegant. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 3 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £388.07
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £260.03
2018

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is really exuberant at this stage with fantastic aromas of honeysuckle, salt, chalk and dried apples and pears. Full body. Dense, vivid fruit with a linear frame of wonderful, energetic acidity. The energy and length just goes on for minutes. Soulful white. Argentina’s answer to Montrachet. Stares you straight in the eyes. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £260.03
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.03
2018

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A very subtle yet intense White Stones on the nose with stone, bone, lemon-rind and dried-apple aromas that follow through to a full body that is very tight and closed, but shows a compact fruit structure of sliced mangoes and cooked apples. Vivid finish, turning to flamboyant minerality. In reserve still. Better in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.03
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2019 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £248.03
2019

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2019 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The amazing 2019 White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select group of 27 rows planted on lot I of the Adriana Vineyard, and the composition of those rows is soil with white oval stones covered by gravel. The Adriana Vineyard is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. This soil, which is very poor in organic matter, contributes to the vines' permanent stress conditions. The cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields. This is always a more austere wine than the White Bones, more mineral and restrained, less aromatic, with great balance, a little higher in alcohol and with very good acidity, rounder and more Meursault than Chablis but still with citrus freshness and pungent flavors and always some spice (curry) because of the aging in barrel with flor. This year, the two whites show a more marked personality, possibly aided by the style of the cooler year but also because the winery has a better understanding of the places. It's still very young and undeveloped; it's drinkable now, but with more time in bottle, it should develop greater complexity. Now the finish shows acidity and salt, which make it very vibrant. 6,600 bottles were filled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £248.03
El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £460.07
2015

El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Powerful places tend to mark wines in a stronger way than even the vintage conditions or the grape variety, and that seems to be the case with the 2015 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard. But of course there are elements of both the year—slightly warmer and riper than 2016—and the grape—mostly Cabernet Franc with some 20% Malbec, which is what is planted in the vineyard, with the logical variations depending on the yields of each grape in a given vintage. This is a little more direct than the 2016, powerful and concentrated but balanced and fresh, and it has a little more tannin. As I said, this is more about the high altitude and austere place with all the components in great harmony. You do not notice the alcohol, concentration of tannins or acidity, as it's all very integrated. All these wines are not about fruit but about soils, about rocks. 3,000 bottles produced.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £460.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Caro 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £199.00
2017

Caro 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

This is one of the most direct and clear Caros in a long time with blue-fruit, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Crushed-stone, too. Full-bodied, yet tight and contracted with a level of shyness to its strength. The length derives from the excellence of the cabernet. One for the cellar. Blend of 74% malbec and 26% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2023, but exciting to drink all the same.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £199.00
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £310.00
2018

Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2018 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard, from a vineyard planted in Altamira in 1996 from an old massal selection, has contained ripeness, reflecting the less warm vintage (after 2017). The grapes were picked very early but with good ripeness because of the low yields in a very dry year. It fermented in open-top barrels with 100% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 500-liter oak barrels. It's a balanced and elegant Malbec with some restraint and a very fine thread in the palate, with really fine tannins. It follows the path of the phenomenal 2017, fine and elegant. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 3 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £310.00
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £210.00
2018

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is really exuberant at this stage with fantastic aromas of honeysuckle, salt, chalk and dried apples and pears. Full body. Dense, vivid fruit with a linear frame of wonderful, energetic acidity. The energy and length just goes on for minutes. Soulful white. Argentina’s answer to Montrachet. Stares you straight in the eyes. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £210.00
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £200.00
2018

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2018 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A very subtle yet intense White Stones on the nose with stone, bone, lemon-rind and dried-apple aromas that follow through to a full body that is very tight and closed, but shows a compact fruit structure of sliced mangoes and cooked apples. Vivid finish, turning to flamboyant minerality. In reserve still. Better in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £200.00
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £200.00
2019

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2019 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The amazing 2019 White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select group of 27 rows planted on lot I of the Adriana Vineyard, and the composition of those rows is soil with white oval stones covered by gravel. The Adriana Vineyard is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. This soil, which is very poor in organic matter, contributes to the vines' permanent stress conditions. The cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields. This is always a more austere wine than the White Bones, more mineral and restrained, less aromatic, with great balance, a little higher in alcohol and with very good acidity, rounder and more Meursault than Chablis but still with citrus freshness and pungent flavors and always some spice (curry) because of the aging in barrel with flor. This year, the two whites show a more marked personality, possibly aided by the style of the cooler year but also because the winery has a better understanding of the places. It's still very young and undeveloped; it's drinkable now, but with more time in bottle, it should develop greater complexity. Now the finish shows acidity and salt, which make it very vibrant. 6,600 bottles were filled in May 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £200.00
El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £370.00
2015

El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Powerful places tend to mark wines in a stronger way than even the vintage conditions or the grape variety, and that seems to be the case with the 2015 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard. But of course there are elements of both the year—slightly warmer and riper than 2016—and the grape—mostly Cabernet Franc with some 20% Malbec, which is what is planted in the vineyard, with the logical variations depending on the yields of each grape in a given vintage. This is a little more direct than the 2016, powerful and concentrated but balanced and fresh, and it has a little more tannin. As I said, this is more about the high altitude and austere place with all the components in great harmony. You do not notice the alcohol, concentration of tannins or acidity, as it's all very integrated. All these wines are not about fruit but about soils, about rocks. 3,000 bottles produced.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £370.00

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