Catena Zapata Tasting

2009/12/26 (媽呀,這欠超久……….)
Catena Zapata
未成年請勿飲酒,飲酒過量有礙身體健康

阿根廷Catena Zapata酒廠在當地已有一百多年的歷史,儼然成為領導品牌。此外,有阿根廷“葡萄酒之父”之稱的Nicolas Catena 先生,在阿根廷的葡萄酒工業上做出了很多貢獻,並在2009年被Decanter雜誌選為Man of the Year。

Alamos Chardonnay 2007

pale lemon green.
Peach, grass, light floral hint, pineapple, lemon, citrus, vanilla hint. Sweet fruity flavor on the palate (but it’s actually dry). medium+ acidity.

Catena Chardonnay 2007

Pale lemon green. Sweet white peach, pear, chestnut, walnut. Medium+ acidity. Herbs.

Alamos Malbec 2007

Black pepper, black cherry, black currant, coffee, vanilla. Quite a easy to drink Malbec. The only shortage is the alc. nose at the beginning.

Catena Malbec 2006

Chocolate, black berry jam, a bit blue berry. Tannin is still very young. Violet hint.

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Black currant, floral of violet, fruity nose. Shows raspberry aft breathing. Black pepper, cedar and cigar.
14 months in 80% French oak barrel (30% new), and 20% new American oak barrel.

Catena Alta Malbec 2004

Leather, cocoa powder, black currant, flower. Lingering. High acidity. Pepper and black cherry. 18 months in French oak (70% new).

Catena Zapata Argentino Malbec 2005

Too young to drink now, tannin is strong. Black currant, sweet fruity nose. Spicy note. Espresso, mineral, tobacco. High acidity.

Catena Zapata 2005 Nicolas

More aging potential than Argentino Malbec 2005. Black currant, black chocolate, licorice, clove, black pepper, espresso coffee. 100% new French oak.

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