The 2006 Nicolas Catena Zapata is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 5%
Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot and spent 26 months in new French oak. It displays a superb
perfume of pain grille, spice box, truffle, wild flowers, black cherry, and black currant. Rich, layered,
dense, and complex, it, too, combines elegance and power. The wine is structured for the long haul
and should easily see its 25th birthday, with 50 not out of the question.