Catena Zapata

About Catena Zapata

Nicolas Catena is the man known for revolutionizing Argentine wine in the 1980s, introducing the world to Malbec. A pioneer of high-altitude Malbec in Argentina, Catena Zapata was the first to venture into the wild and unknown vineyard area called Gualtallary in Mendoza. After more than 100 years of winemaking history, the family estate is now in the hands of Laura Catena.

 

Catena Zapatas' Wines

While some prefer the European style of Malbec from the Adrianna vineyard; others prefer the more powerful style from Nicasia. Then there are those who sit on the fence (or perhaps, prefer the balance) and enjoy the blend of both Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards, in the Argentino. 

 

The Nicolas Catena cuvée is named after the man himself who is probably more responsible than anyone else for the superb reputation the wines of Argentina enjoy in the fine wine world today. With its inaugural 1997 vintage, Nicolas Catena became the first luxury cuvée from Argentina to be exported around the world. The wine recreates the “Original Bordeaux Blend” of the 18th and 19th Centuries, when Malbec dominated over Merlot and was in equal standing to Cabernet Sauvignon in the Médoc.

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28 Products

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £755.27
2005

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £755.27
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2015 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £512.03
2015

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2015 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is a phenomenal malbec with intense blue fruits such as blueberries and blackberries. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, bright and juicy with fantastic power and richness. Yet the acidity just keeps going. Volcanic salt and white peppers. A thoroughly breathtaking wine. Try after 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.03
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £512.02
2016

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2016 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae is from a cold and rainy El Niño vintage that broke the mold of typical Mendoza weather. The grapes were picked a bit later and achieved a slow, perfect ripening while retaining very good freshness. They used 50% full clusters in this cooler year. The wine was pressed before it finished fermenting (in concrete), and the juice—without skins, pips or stems—finished fermenting like a white in the foudre. When I tasted the wines after bottling, this felt a bit dizzy, with the aromatics coming and going, sometimes showing a little open. But the wine settled in bottle, and the palate shows the core of acidity that lifts the wine and provides incredible freshness; the tannins are ultra refined, and there is great overall balance. Yields were lower, so they only filled some 3,360 bottles.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.02
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £515.03
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It’s a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly, and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 6 98 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £515.03
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2020 (3x75cl)

£430 - £473

2020

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2020 (3x75cl)

Mendoza 3x75cl - -

£430 - £473

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2013 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £276.83
2013

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2013 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

There are three separate bottling from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae, sourced from the part of the vineyard with slightly deeper soils (we're talking only about 70 centimeters here!) that has limestone underneath, is flatter and provides very aromatic, slightly lighter wines, more feminine if you like. It's very floral, gentle, with fine tannins with a good structure based on a combination with superb acidity. This is also lighter colored, the more Pinot of the three. Some 3,000 bottles were filled in December 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 17 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £276.83
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £368.03
2017

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A dense and layered red with fantastic, soft and silky tannins that entice every inch of your palate. Full-bodied yet agile and energetic. Great depth and richness. So much violet and blackberry character. Hints of asphalt. Drink in 2022, but already a classic.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £368.03
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £263.63
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It's a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £263.63
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £281.36
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is really something. There’s purity and focus to the aromas of crushed berries, licorice and black tea, which follow through to an integrated palate of extremely fine, melted tannins that spread to the very ends of the wine. This is all about balance and length. It really is an emotional wine. Great follow-up to the 2017, which was also 100 points. Drinkable now, but better after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £281.36
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £608.03
2017

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Incredible aromas of blackberries, hot stones, wet earth and flowers. Full-bodied, it floats across the palate with ultra-fine tannins that melt into the wine. Superb, long finish of subtle fruit and terroir-defined subtleties. Try in 2022, but already a dream to taste.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £608.03
Catena Zapata Catena Alta Malbec 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £334.07
2017

Catena Zapata Catena Alta Malbec 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

The transparency to this malbec draws you in with the blackberry, blueberry and walnut undertones. Medium-bodied, very linear and tight with cool fruit and then a dry and bright finish. Drink or hold.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £334.07
Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £124.07
2018

Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity—they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 5 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £124.07
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £342.47
2012

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2012 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Very dense and powerful with a tight palate of blue fruit and raspberry undertones. Salty with wonderful length and intensity. A blend of malbec from Nicasia Vineyard in Altamira and Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary. Drink in 2022 but so great now.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £342.47
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £212.96
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £212.96
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £403.11
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x300cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £403.11
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (4x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £327.51
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (4x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 4x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £327.51
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £406.07
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 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.07
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £796.07
2009

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2009 Zapata is from selected vines marked by a red sash in order to raise the wine with meticulous care. It is 10% whole cluster and 90% whole berry fruit that is aged in 80% new French oak for 24 months. It is pieced together from a mind-boggling 210 separate row micro-vinifications of multifarious lots and harvest times and is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec. It has a spellbinding bouquet that exudes minerality, as if crushed stones had been sprinkled into the black fruit. With continued aeration, there are scents of oyster shell and black olive. The palate is full-bodied, with immense structure and backbone. The acidity is beautifully judged with filigree tannins that render the finish so elegant and refined, with notes of blackberry, soy, black plum and that stony aftertaste. Magnificent. Drink 2014-2035.
Original Wooden case 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £796.07
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £390.47
2015

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A giant. Not only in Argentina’s strong suit in terms of power, it also shows finesse and aromatic complexity. There are all manner of blackberries, smoke, chocolate and spicy notes. Built on a panoramic scale, but full of energy and enormous refinement. The finish cascades on and on. A blend of 83% cabernet sauvignon and 17% malbec. Try in 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 4 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.47
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £170.36
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x150cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £170.36
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x600cl)
Inc. VAT: £651.42
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x600cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Mendoza 1x600cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £651.42
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £376.67
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £376.67
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £464.87
2017

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Sweet tobacco, walnuts, blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Full body, yet ultra-fine tannins and a super long finish. Superb finesse and polish. Drink after 2023, but already fabulous.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 10 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £464.87
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £473.27
2018

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Powerfully aromatic on the nose and palate with blackcurrants, liquorice, aniseed and herbal elements. Dark fruits fill the mouth with chewy, juicy tannins. This has such a lovely eucalyptus freshness that just drives the wine from start to finish allowing the intense fruit to shine but also giving a feeling of coolness on the tongue. Really delicious with excellent structure and precision. The wine first joined the Place de Bordeaux in 2018. First produced in 1997 and now made by the father-daughter team Nicolás Catena Zapata and Dr. Laura Catena. Fermentation takes place in 500l oak barrels, concrete and stainless-steel tanks, at temperatures of 26-28ºC for about 10-15 days. The post-fermentation maceration lasts between 5 and 10 days. The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation and is then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Jan 2022

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £473.27
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £401.63
2011

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £401.63
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2015 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £447.23
2015

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2015 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

I had two vintages to taste from the two whites from Adrianna Vineyard, which provided a fascinating comparison. Like all the rest, the 2015 White Bones Chardonnay had a long fermentation with wild yeasts and aged in French barriques for some 12 to 16 months, depending on the lot. It's fascinating to compare this with the 2016 and with both years from the White Stones. This is the more exuberant, open, aromatic and balsamic of the four wines, while it is still very young and fresh. The palate is also very expressive and combines power with elegance and freshness. It's long, tasty and mineral, with a salty finish. 4,500 bottles were filled in July 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £447.23
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £280.43
2017

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is really incredible now. Cooked apples, mustard flowers, minerals and hints of stone. Full-bodied yet vivid and expansive with lightness and energy on the palate. Eye-opening acidity. It goes on for minutes. A great white, as always. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £280.43
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £362.03
2011

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2011 White Stones Chardonnay is sourced from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary at 1,480 meters altitude where the soil is rich in chalk-covered stones all the way to the surface, hence the name. The wine is picked and fermented in successive tries. It feels mineral, a little reduced at first, with some flinty aromas and echoes of gunpowder that is all about the soil and not about the fruit. The palate is austere and sharp like a Chablis and also has high minerality and superb acidity. This should develop magnificently in bottle. Likely the best White Stones to date. Gobsmacking! 1,200 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £362.03
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £616.00
2005

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £616.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2015 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £420.00
2015

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2015 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is a phenomenal malbec with intense blue fruits such as blueberries and blackberries. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, bright and juicy with fantastic power and richness. Yet the acidity just keeps going. Volcanic salt and white peppers. A thoroughly breathtaking wine. Try after 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £420.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £419.99
2016

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2016 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae is from a cold and rainy El Niño vintage that broke the mold of typical Mendoza weather. The grapes were picked a bit later and achieved a slow, perfect ripening while retaining very good freshness. They used 50% full clusters in this cooler year. The wine was pressed before it finished fermenting (in concrete), and the juice—without skins, pips or stems—finished fermenting like a white in the foudre. When I tasted the wines after bottling, this felt a bit dizzy, with the aromatics coming and going, sometimes showing a little open. But the wine settled in bottle, and the palate shows the core of acidity that lifts the wine and provides incredible freshness; the tannins are ultra refined, and there is great overall balance. Yields were lower, so they only filled some 3,360 bottles.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £419.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £422.50
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It’s a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly, and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 6 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £422.50
Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2020 (3x75cl)

£430 - £473

2020

Catena Zapata Adrianna Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2020 (3x75cl)

Mendoza 3x75cl - -

£430 - £473

If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2013 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £224.00
2013

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2013 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

There are three separate bottling from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae, sourced from the part of the vineyard with slightly deeper soils (we're talking only about 70 centimeters here!) that has limestone underneath, is flatter and provides very aromatic, slightly lighter wines, more feminine if you like. It's very floral, gentle, with fine tannins with a good structure based on a combination with superb acidity. This is also lighter colored, the more Pinot of the three. Some 3,000 bottles were filled in December 2015.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 17 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £224.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2017

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

A dense and layered red with fantastic, soft and silky tannins that entice every inch of your palate. Full-bodied yet agile and energetic. Great depth and richness. So much violet and blackberry character. Hints of asphalt. Drink in 2022, but already a classic.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £213.00
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Fortuna Terrae Malbec 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (98)

Let the aromatics slowly unfurl out of the glass, really give it time. Crushed raspberries and tobacco, fresh flowers, salty crackers, oyster shell. The weight, the texture, the acidity are all in balance, playing off each other, and this is just a wonderful wine that stops you in your tracks. Located at 1,450m, from a 1.4ha limestone plot, particularly rich in microorganisms (as we learnt through their brilliant recent terroir studies). It's a place where phenolic ripeness happens slowly and the complexity builds as a result. A spring frost reduced yields by about 20%, fermented with 50% whole cluster between concrete vats and oak casks. 4800 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 2 98 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £213.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £230.00
2018

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Malbec 2018 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is really something. There’s purity and focus to the aromas of crushed berries, licorice and black tea, which follow through to an integrated palate of extremely fine, melted tannins that spread to the very ends of the wine. This is all about balance and length. It really is an emotional wine. Great follow-up to the 2017, which was also 100 points. Drinkable now, but better after 2024.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £230.00
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £500.00
2017

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

Incredible aromas of blackberries, hot stones, wet earth and flowers. Full-bodied, it floats across the palate with ultra-fine tannins that melt into the wine. Superb, long finish of subtle fruit and terroir-defined subtleties. Try in 2022, but already a dream to taste.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £500.00
Catena Zapata Catena Alta Malbec 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £265.00
2017

Catena Zapata Catena Alta Malbec 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (94)

The transparency to this malbec draws you in with the blackberry, blueberry and walnut undertones. Medium-bodied, very linear and tight with cool fruit and then a dry and bright finish. Drink or hold.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 94 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £265.00
Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £90.00
2018

Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91+)

2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity—they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 5 91+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £90.00
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £272.00
2012

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2012 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Very dense and powerful with a tight palate of blue fruit and raspberry undertones. Salty with wonderful length and intensity. A blend of malbec from Nicasia Vineyard in Altamira and Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary. Drink in 2022 but so great now.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £272.00
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £173.00
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £173.00
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £327.00
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 1x300cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £327.00
Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (4x75cl)
In Bond: £264.00
2019

Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2019 (4x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Mendoza 4x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £264.00
Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £325.00
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 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £325.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £650.00
2009

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2009 Zapata is from selected vines marked by a red sash in order to raise the wine with meticulous care. It is 10% whole cluster and 90% whole berry fruit that is aged in 80% new French oak for 24 months. It is pieced together from a mind-boggling 210 separate row micro-vinifications of multifarious lots and harvest times and is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Malbec. It has a spellbinding bouquet that exudes minerality, as if crushed stones had been sprinkled into the black fruit. With continued aeration, there are scents of oyster shell and black olive. The palate is full-bodied, with immense structure and backbone. The acidity is beautifully judged with filigree tannins that render the finish so elegant and refined, with notes of blackberry, soy, black plum and that stony aftertaste. Magnificent. Drink 2014-2035.
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Mendoza 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £650.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £312.00
2015

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A giant. Not only in Argentina’s strong suit in terms of power, it also shows finesse and aromatic complexity. There are all manner of blackberries, smoke, chocolate and spicy notes. Built on a panoramic scale, but full of energy and enormous refinement. The finish cascades on and on. A blend of 83% cabernet sauvignon and 17% malbec. Try in 2021.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 4 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £137.50
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x150cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Mendoza 1x150cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £137.50
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x600cl)
In Bond: £525.00
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (1x600cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
Delivery to Storage from 18 Oct 2021

Mendoza 1x600cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £525.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.50
2016

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2016 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Mendoza 6x75cl 2 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.50
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £374.00
2017

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Sweet tobacco, walnuts, blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Full body, yet ultra-fine tannins and a super long finish. Superb finesse and polish. Drink after 2023, but already fabulous.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 6x75cl 10 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £374.00
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £381.00
2018

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena 2018 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Powerfully aromatic on the nose and palate with blackcurrants, liquorice, aniseed and herbal elements. Dark fruits fill the mouth with chewy, juicy tannins. This has such a lovely eucalyptus freshness that just drives the wine from start to finish allowing the intense fruit to shine but also giving a feeling of coolness on the tongue. Really delicious with excellent structure and precision. The wine first joined the Place de Bordeaux in 2018. First produced in 1997 and now made by the father-daughter team Nicolás Catena Zapata and Dr. Laura Catena. Fermentation takes place in 500l oak barrels, concrete and stainless-steel tanks, at temperatures of 26-28ºC for about 10-15 days. The post-fermentation maceration lasts between 5 and 10 days. The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation and is then aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Malbec.
Delivery to Storage from 2 Jan 2022

Mendoza 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £381.00
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £328.00
2011

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

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Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2015 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £366.00
2015

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2015 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

I had two vintages to taste from the two whites from Adrianna Vineyard, which provided a fascinating comparison. Like all the rest, the 2015 White Bones Chardonnay had a long fermentation with wild yeasts and aged in French barriques for some 12 to 16 months, depending on the lot. It's fascinating to compare this with the 2016 and with both years from the White Stones. This is the more exuberant, open, aromatic and balsamic of the four wines, while it is still very young and fresh. The palate is also very expressive and combines power with elegance and freshness. It's long, tasty and mineral, with a salty finish. 4,500 bottles were filled in July 2016.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £366.00
Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £227.00
2017

Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

This is really incredible now. Cooked apples, mustard flowers, minerals and hints of stone. Full-bodied yet vivid and expansive with lightness and energy on the palate. Eye-opening acidity. It goes on for minutes. A great white, as always. Drink or hold.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £227.00
Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £295.00
2011

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2011 White Stones Chardonnay is sourced from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary at 1,480 meters altitude where the soil is rich in chalk-covered stones all the way to the surface, hence the name. The wine is picked and fermented in successive tries. It feels mineral, a little reduced at first, with some flinty aromas and echoes of gunpowder that is all about the soil and not about the fruit. The palate is austere and sharp like a Chablis and also has high minerality and superb acidity. This should develop magnificently in bottle. Likely the best White Stones to date. Gobsmacking! 1,200 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £295.00

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