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Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena Zapata 2015

Label
RegionArgentina
SubregionArgentina
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMalbec

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Argentina2015Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena ZapataDM22550.00bt98 JS2183.3333333333398.0098.00Adrianna Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Catena Zapata310
Argentina2015Adrianna Vineyard Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Bodega Catena ZapataIM221,050.00bt98 JS217598.0098.00Adrianna Malbec Mundus Bacillus Terrae, Catena Zapata610
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Tasting Notes

This is a phenomenal malbec with intense blue fruits such as blueberries and blackberries. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, bright and juicy with fantastic power and richness. Yet the acidity just keeps going. Volcanic salt and white peppers. A thoroughly breathtaking wine. Try after 2020.

98
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2018

(14.5% alcohol, with a pH of 3.4 and acidity of 7.2 grams per liter): Dark, bright ruby. Compellingly high-pitched and pure on the nose, offering scents of boysenberry, bitter chocolate, violet, crushed rock and juniper. Then wonderfully chewy and energetic, conveying outstanding inner-mouth rocky perfume and a distinct whole-cluster pungency to its flavors of boysenberry and bitter chocolate. Really extraordinary intensity without weight, like a top Vosne-Romanée. With its perfectly buffered tannins, great suavity and purity and inexorable slowly mounting finish, this wine struck me as a new dimension for Argentine Malbec.

96
Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, August 2018

From what many have called a Bordelais year, the 2015 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae is slightly riper and a little lower in acidity, meaning it's more "civilized" than the previous and following vintages. All three years come from the same shallow soils that are rich in limestone and have a similar vinification and upbringing. These 2015s are more marked by the vintage than the other two, which seem to be more transparent to the terroir. This is my favorite of the 2015s. 4,800 bottles were filled in July 2017.

96
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (237), June 2018
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