Catena Zapata Lunlunta Malbec 2014
|Appellation||Lujan de Cuyo|
Wine AdvocateThe new appellation range, sold at unbelievable prices, includes a 2014 Appellation Lunlunta Malbec that is produced from a very old vineyard in Lunlunta, in the Luján de Cuyo district, as part of Lunlunta is also in Maipú. This is aged in oak barrels, where the wine matures for some 12-14 months. Lunlunta produces powerful wines that require a longer aging. The old vines produce low yields, and they have been harvesting earlier and earlier, because a combination of low yields with late harvesting would result in too high maturity. Not the case here, where the nose is incredibly perfumed with the telltale Malbec profile of violets and morello cherries with a pinch of spices and perfectly integrated oak. The palate is soft and caressing, with juicy tannins and incredible freshness. Soooo pleasant! It developed a lactic note with time in the glass. The range started in 2011 but somehow I never got to taste that until now; they are destined to the restaurant business. 24,000 bottles produced.