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2005 Catena - Nicolas 750ml
2005 Catena - Nicolas
Argentina - Mendoza
Red / Proprietary Blend
2005 Catena - Nicolas
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International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: 142

This represents a selection of the best fruit from the Catena Zapata vineyards) Full ruby. Superripe aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and licorice, enlivened by minerals, violet, pepper and herbs. Then penetrating, sharply delineated and impressively concentrated, with a serious backbone supporting its very fresh currant and mineral flavors. This strikes me as less exotic and porty than the 2004 version, not to mention less exotic than the 2005 Nicasia Vineyard bottling. Still a tad tight in the middle, but the vibrant, echoing finish suggests that this wine will have even more to say in five or six years.

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Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% MalbecPretty complex and intriguing. Polished and whole This actually tastes more complete and flattering than the Malbec Argentino 2005. Well done!

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Wine Advocate Author: Jay Miller Issue: 180

The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate's finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth

Dark, but very alluring, with inviting incense, warm espresso and molten chocolate cake notes up front, followed by hoisin sauce, graphite, mulled black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. The long finish courses with fruit and loads of buried grip.

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Community Reviews


gjsantoro Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 09/04/2013


jsp2000 Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 05/19/2012


botro Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 02/05/2011 Drink Dates: 2011-2025

Superb wine with excellent structure of fresh and dried fruit, layers of tannin and a very long finish. Extremely smooth and very enjoyable. Although expensive, it will rival wines costing more


Johnnymd Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 06/15/2010

Deep dark and brooding. Nice scents of camphor and spice. Finish fades a bit quick.

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