Catena Zapata, Nicasia Vineyard, Altamira, Uco Valley 2007

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As usual, this is the denser, more voluptuous Malbec from the single-vineyard collection of Catena. It delivers ample, sweet fruits together with waves of spices and dried fruit. It is round and soft as butter, expanding its big arms all over the palate.
Price: £39.95 Bibendum PLB
Drink 2015-2020
Alc 14%