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Catena Zapata Adrianna River Stones Malbec 2018 (75 cl)
Malbec
Argentine

 

Average review rating: 97,5

Parker : 99    Suckling : 100    Vinous 95    Tim Atkin : 96    

A very large Malbec from Argentina with a personality that totally reflects the place where it was grown: stony like the dry river where the vines were planted, it is a precise, mineral, pure, textured and balanced wine. 
It combines notes of blood oranges with cherry, raspberry, lavender and oak, all coated in fine and perfectly melted tannins. 

To be enjoyed with Osso Buco or braised oxtail.
 

Robert Parker : 99/100

The 2018 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones is consistently the freshest and most austere of the three single-plot bottlings from Adrianna Vineyard on Gualtallary. This one fermented with about 70% whole bunches, as it was harvested at three different times and the first two fermented with whole bunches and the last picking was added destemmed to the fermentation. The nose is subtle, elegant and nuanced; the grapes were picked quite early in 2018 and this ensured a vibrant mouthfeel with almost citrus (blood orange) sensations. A small percentage of the wine was aged in stainless steel. They worked with irrigation and only irrigated four times this year, achieving more precision in viticulture, which is reflected in the balance of the wine. It has very fine tannins, a very fine thread and a dry, long and tasty finish. It is distinctly stony, true to the character of the place. Red fruit, textured and mineral. 5,160 bottles were filled in December 2019.

Luis Guterriez – March 31, 2021
Maturity 2021 - 2030
 

James Suckling : 100/100

It's really something. The aromas of crushed berries, licorice and black tea are of great purity and precision. They continue with an integrated palate with extremely fine and melted tannins that extend to the ends of the wine. It's all about balance and length. It really is a wine full of emotions. A great follow up to the 2017, which also scored 100 points. Drinkable now, but better after 2024.


James Suckling – January 26, 2021

 

Vinous : 95/100

Riverstone is a 1.6 hectare parcel of Malbec grown in a dry river bed made up of stones coated with calcium carbonate. The winemaking process begins with fermentation in 500 liter barrels, followed by aging for 20 months in French oak barrels. Expressive, like all wines grown on stony ground, it is also fruity with notes of sour cherry, raspberry and lavender. The palate is quite intense, with chalky notes that define the texture and a saline flavor that reinforces and channels the effect on the palate.


Joaquim Hidalgo - October 2020
Maturity: 2020-2032

 

Tim Atkin : 96/100

River Stones comes from Lot 6 of the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary and is set in a dry river bed with lots of calcium carbonate. Textured, rich and intense, it's fresher and more concentrated than some recent vintages, with flavors of orange peel and dark cherry, good underlying grip, filigree tannins and fragrant oak.

Tim Atkin

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They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships. The pain itself is the love of the pain, the main ecological problems, but I give this kind of time to fall down, so that some great pain and pain. For the purpose of coming to a minimum, who of ours should exercise any employment except to take advantage of the consequences from it. But the pain in the film is irure to condemn, in pleasure it wants to escape from the pain of being cillum in pain, no result. They are the exceptions the blinds yearn for, they don't see, they are the ones who abandon their responsibilities to the fault that is soothing the soul's hardships.
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