Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2015
91 Points Robert Parker

Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2015
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Catena Zapata wines are the excellent result of combining sections of different vineyards, yet always using the same varietal, so that the assortment of soils and microclimates found at the differing altitudes where they are grown allow the development of an array of richly-varied aromatic and flavour profiles. This 100% Malbec wine is a great example, with an exceptional, balanced and concentrated character. It is aged for a period of 12 months in 70% French oak, using 20% new, and 30% all new American oak barrels.

Wine Profile

food pairing

Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.


The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full clusters from the higher altitude vineyards and the lower parts totally destemmed and in stainless steel. This is a complex blend that showcases the typicity of Malbec in the province of Mendoza with perfumed notes of violets and black cherries, and a touch of spices. The palate has great balance, elegance and subtleness with very fine tannins. Great value for money. The production figures are truly impressive as this is in the ballpark of one million bottles per year.

91 Points Robert Parker

winemaker notes

The Catena Malbec presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to the finish.