Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quick Review: **** $$$$$ Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec, Argentina, 2007

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About quick reviews: "Quick reviews" are made on the run, often at large wine tastings, where the opportunity to settle in with a wine is limited.  Our typical reviews carry more depth.  Nonetheless, key elements on the nose or palate are indicated, along with Spirit of Wine rating.

Quickie tasting notes:  This is Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec, Argentina, 2007, finished at 14.2% alcohol.  Deeply opaque burgundy in the glass.  The nose is sweet, deep and rich with small red berries.  On the palate, the wine is sleek, fresh, bold and balanced. 
Overall: Rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  A high-quality splurge.

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