1999 Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata, Mendoza 6x750ml


HK$8,274 / Case

1 Available

UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB123210719990600750 Categories: ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Vinous – 90

(13.8% alcohol; 6.0 g/l acidity; 3.45 pH): Healthy dark red. Highly aromatic scents of dark plum, chocolate and smoke. Rounder and sweeter than the 1997 bottling but showing a bit less lift and detail than the earlier vintage. The plum and chocolate notes carry through onto the palate. Finishes with good density and length, an intriguing saline note and chewy, ripe tannins. (There was no 1998 bottling as this was a disastrous El Niño vintage in Argentina during which steady rainfall led to rot before the fruit ripened properly. In fact, Catena bottled only their inexpensive, entry-level Alamos wines in ’98.) [Stephen Tanzer, 10/01/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2016-2020

Robert Parker – 94

Nicolas Catena’s flagship wine bears his name. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Malbec, the 1999 Nicolas Catena Zapata bursts from the glass with spice-laden blackberries. While it does not have the 1997’s blockbuster fruit, it reveals huge depth to its graceful, seamless personality. Medium-bodied and satin-textured, this elegant, flavorful wine displays clove-tinged black cherries, jammy blackberries, and hints of licorice whose flavors linger throughout its supple, exceedingly long finish. Projected maturity: now-2015+. Importer: Billington Distributors, Inc., Springfield, VA; tel. (703) 455-4700 [Pierre Rovani, 01/02/2003]

Anticipated maturity: 2003-2015

Wine Details
Wine Type






Bottle Size

Pack Size

Duty Status


Payment, Delivery & Storage


We accept payments both via credit card and bank transfer. At checkout, credit card is pre-authorisation only. Once order is confirmed, your Account Manager will be in touch to finalise payment.


ETA to London City BondETA to UK AddressETA to Hong KongETA to SingaporeETA to Rest of the World
UK Stock8-12 Weeks8-12 Weeks10-16 Weeks (Air) / 14-22 Weeks (Sea)12-14 WeeksContact Us
EU Stock16-20 Weeks18-22 Weeks20-24 Weeks (Air) / 24-28 Weeks (Sea)20-24 WeeksContact Us
US Stock8-12 Weeks9-14 Weeks12-16 Weeks (Air) / 24-28 Weeks (Sea)12-16 WeeksContact Us
HK StockNANA2-4 Weeks (Local Delivery)4-6 WeeksContact Us

Please see our Delivery page for details and costs.


For UK Stock we offer storage in sub-accounts at London City Bond, one of the industry’s leading storage providers.

Please see our Storage page for details.