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Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon

2018
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This excellent Cabernet Sauvignon from Catena Zapata is a creation by Laura Catena, the winery's...

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£16.15

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i13.5%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

Review

This excellent Cabernet Sauvignon from Catena Zapata is a creation by Laura Catena, the winery's director and fourth-generation winemaker, and Alejandro Vigil, the firm's Winemaking Director. It is ready to drink on buying, but many vintages have also shown it to have a wonderful potential for laying down.

It is made with a careful selection of grapes from the historic vineyards the Catena family own among a variety of different microclimates at high altitudes in Mendoza. The firm studied the area for decades to find the best locations for each variety they work with, which explains the unique character, excellent typicity and perfect balance of freshness and concentration in this extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon.

It ferments with native yeasts and is usually left to age for 12 months in oak, although the kinds of barrels — new wood, once used, twice used — may depend on the characteristics of each vineyard and harvesting conditions. Finally, the wine is bottled unclarified and unfiltered.

It is a quite intense wine whose magnificent Picota cherry colour displays an immediate elegance. As with many great wines, it is subtle and shy in the nose to begin with. Initial hints of black olive brine are soon met with suggestive aromas of citrus fruit oils (oranges) thanks to the altitude the vines grow at. Soon, blackberries, ripe cranberries, and even blackcurrants join in alongside soothing herbal tones and a fine hint of eucalyptus. A very silky drink, it dances in the mouth with the juiciness and confidence of a great wine. After each sip, hints of cigars and delicate spices appear, embellished with an extremely precise acidity and plentiful yet blended tannins. It says farewell with a dry, precise and serious finish.

Food pairing

Barbecues / Stewed meats with mushrooms / Red meats / Pasta with bolognese sauce

Production

  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New, second and third year
  • Type of wood:French and american oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Deeply-coloured
  • Bouquet:Moderately aromatic / Blackberries / Blueberries / Redcurrants / Olives / Citrus fruits / Eucalipto
  • Mouth:Silky / Juicy / Refreshing acidity / Expressive tannins / Restrained / Elegante

Customer reviews

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by: Natali (27/10/2018) - Vintage 2015

excelente

Un vino excelente, uno de los mejores que he probado y totalmente recomendable. Lo probé y lo he regalado porque creo que merece la pena

by: Sergio (03/03/2019) - Vintage 2016

Gran cabernet, buena RCP

Vino de color intenso, igual que su aroma y sabor, con fuerte presencia de frutos rojos y un toque tostado, con cierto toque goloso.

by: Sergio (10 Sep) - Vintage 2018

el que no puede faltar en tu bodega

Un caballito de batalla típico de la región, clásico en los asados estilo argentino. Un varietal sencillamente emblemático

by: Luis (04/08/2020) - Vintage 2017

de Argentina, con sabor

No dejes de probarlo, no te arrepentiras. Ideal para acompañar carnes rojas o un buen Jamon......

by: Sebas (15 Jun) - Vintage 2018

Excelente eleccion

Un Cabernet intenso con muy buenos matices. De lo más recomendable en relación calidad precio.

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