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  • 2008 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Franc Angélica Zapata Alta - Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo (11/20/2012)
    Dark ruby/black colour. A little reticent initially, but opens up nicely to show aromas of crushed blackberries, blackcurrants, sliced black plums, and just a touch of vanillan. Full-bodied and lush, showing nice texture and a solid, 30-35s. The wine continued to improve over the several hours to bottle was open. Only listed as 13.9% alcohol, but to me it seems a little bit higher - something around 14.5%. I think this wine will improve with a bit of cellaring, but can be enjoyed now. This is a wine made for the domestic market in Argentina, and is not exported. Drink now-2016+. (91 pts.)

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Well, always something new in the tasting notes section for me. Big Grin

I have never tasted a wine listed at 13.9% and said, taste like 14.5% to me. Razz
 
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LOL. You get my point though - sometimes wines are labeled with lower alcohol percentages than they actually are to get around paying higher taxes. Happens in Italy all the time!



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