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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.
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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.
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Mendoza 3x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.02
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2016 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £512.03
2016

Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I was blown away by the 2016 Finca Piedra Infinita, a wine I have been anticipating because I’ve seen the progression of the wine over the last few years. They use almost 40 different components to make this wine from small plots within the vineyard, especially the soils they call "supercalcáreo" (super limestone). The other type of soil they use is what they call "gravas calcáreas" (limestone gravels), and they don’t use any of the grapes from the deeper soils that go into the Q range. The wine has reached a stratospheric level of precision, symmetry and elegance in 2016 that is really captivating. Everything seems to be in its place; there is great harmony, the aromatics are clean and pure and the texture is like liquid chalk. There is power and elegance, energy and finesse. This is a really outstanding wine that summarizes the hard work at Zuccardi in the last few years. Bravo! 6,400 bottles were filled in February 2017.
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Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.03
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £302.03
2017

Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2017 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

They use some specific soils for the 2017 Finca Piedra Infinita, up to eight different plots, but not all plots contribute to the wine every vintage; in general, the zones with 20 to 60 centimeters of soil and then large stones with calcium carbonate are reflected in the wines. So, they deconstruct the vineyard, and then they build the blend with the plots they like for each wine, up to eight here but only a specific one for the Supercal and Gravascal. There's a little more ripeness and exuberance here within the general austerity of the whole Piedra Infinita range, especially when compared with the 2018s. They harvested 15 to 20 days earlier than in 2018 (or in 2016) and they had to run, but the separation they have by soil helped them to harvest earlier the earlier-ripening parts of the vineyard. That gave them a great advantage and they produced very good 2017s, but the condition of the year, a shorter cycle and a more hurried year was what it was. This 2017 is not as long as the 2018, and there is a strong chalkiness in the finish. 7,300 bottles were filled in August 2018.
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Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £302.03
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
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
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2016 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £420.00
2016

Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2016 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

I was blown away by the 2016 Finca Piedra Infinita, a wine I have been anticipating because I’ve seen the progression of the wine over the last few years. They use almost 40 different components to make this wine from small plots within the vineyard, especially the soils they call "supercalcáreo" (super limestone). The other type of soil they use is what they call "gravas calcáreas" (limestone gravels), and they don’t use any of the grapes from the deeper soils that go into the Q range. The wine has reached a stratospheric level of precision, symmetry and elegance in 2016 that is really captivating. Everything seems to be in its place; there is great harmony, the aromatics are clean and pure and the texture is like liquid chalk. There is power and elegance, energy and finesse. This is a really outstanding wine that summarizes the hard work at Zuccardi in the last few years. Bravo! 6,400 bottles were filled in February 2017.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £420.00
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £245.00
2017

Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira 2017 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

They use some specific soils for the 2017 Finca Piedra Infinita, up to eight different plots, but not all plots contribute to the wine every vintage; in general, the zones with 20 to 60 centimeters of soil and then large stones with calcium carbonate are reflected in the wines. So, they deconstruct the vineyard, and then they build the blend with the plots they like for each wine, up to eight here but only a specific one for the Supercal and Gravascal. There's a little more ripeness and exuberance here within the general austerity of the whole Piedra Infinita range, especially when compared with the 2018s. They harvested 15 to 20 days earlier than in 2018 (or in 2016) and they had to run, but the separation they have by soil helped them to harvest earlier the earlier-ripening parts of the vineyard. That gave them a great advantage and they produced very good 2017s, but the condition of the year, a shorter cycle and a more hurried year was what it was. This 2017 is not as long as the 2018, and there is a strong chalkiness in the finish. 7,300 bottles were filled in August 2018.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Mendoza 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £245.00

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