Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Agrelo 2005
Fantastic for enjoying with a sunset and friends or with a thick steak.
I didn't realize how much I liked this particular Malbec until I tried the '06 vintage . . . decidedly inferior; this full-bodied, almost Zin-like wine complements any manner of red meat, especially a good cut of steak done rare (and the Argentines certainly know what they're doing in that department); this is a popular label, too, so you'll find it on a lot of restaurant lists . . . just be sure it's the '05 vintage
Very full wine, which is not over powering. Cherry, dark chocolate, tiny hint of nutmeg, very very nice finish. Goes well with meats and tomato pastas. I love this wine, it is my favorite Malbec, and many top critics have given it over 90 points from years beginning 1997. A great wine!
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Agrelo
The 2005 Malbec Argentino is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards. As is often the case, the blend is better (although not by much) than either of the individual components. It offers greater complexity both aromatically and on the palate, o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2005 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Malbec Argentino 750ml
A blend of the stunning Nicasia and Adriana vineyards. Enough said!
Bright medium ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, dark chocolate, game, leather and fresh blood. Densely packed, suave and dry, with a creaminess to the flavors of black raspberry, leather and licorice. Quite sua... Stephen Tanzer. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2005 Bodegas Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 750ml
Solid, with raspberry and red plum fruit layered with hints of spice and mineral. Nice bright finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50,000 cases made. -JM Wine Spectator. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2005 Bodegas Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 750ml