2016 Zuccardi Malbec Serie A

Year: 2016
Appellation: Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Advocate: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"The 2016 Malbec Serie A is sourced from different vineyards across the Valle de Uco (San José, Los Árboles, Tupungato, El Peral, Gualtallary, Vista Flore and La Consulta) and was fermented in concrete vats an used 500-liter French oak barrels. There is more than fruit here, there is some expression of the soil, with subtle nuances and more complexity, hints of aromatic herbs and lower in alcohol (13%). The profile of all the wines is very clean, precise, juicy with good acidity. This is a superb example of it, with even some chalky sensations in the texture. Great value too. No less than 400,000 bottles were produced in 2016. There is only one lot, blended in June, and then bottled at different times. What I tasted had been bottled in September 2016.

The Zuccardi wines keep advancing in their search for purity and freshness, trying to show the terroir of the different places, removing all makeup and excess. They now have great conditions with the fully functional and impressive new all-cement winery in Altamira in the Valle de Uco. This is definitively one of the change-leaders of Argentinean wine, a change that is already permeating their other project in eastern Mendoza, Santa Julia. " (WA)

"This Malbec from a difficult vintage is a success. Plum and dark berry aromas are ripe and dry. The palate is flush, while ripe berry and black-plum flavors dry out on the finish." (WE)