Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2012 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard feels fresher and more harmonious than the 2011, when in reality the vintage character is the opposite. It is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine and that is located in Altamira. The Malbec grapes fermented in open barrels and cement vats with 15% whole-cluster Cabernet Franc. There is one extra level of precision and harmony here. It has an elegant nose and the palate almost reflects the tension in the skin of the grapes with its a velvety texture and great acidity. This is really tasty and long, it could be the best Nicasia ever produced. 8,000 bottles produced.Drink Dates: 2015-2019Author: Luis Gutierrez
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Malbec is a deeply colored variety with aromas of black cherry, plum, pomagranite, and blueberry. Originally from in Southwest , the grape is now synonymous with wines from . The highest-quality wines are full-bodied and matured in new oak, lending subtle spicy flavors. The best examples come from producers such as .
Malbec’s strong aromas and full body pair well with filet mignon, lamb, buffalo burgers, blue cheese, mozzarella, and mushrooms.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 25 bottles owned
- 4 collectors