Familia Zuccardi Q Malbec 2017
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Q Malbec wants to showcase the variety in the Valle de Uco using grapes from Altamira and Chacayes. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and with some full clusters that were broken, and it matured in concrete and used French barriques. This differs from the Serie A in the vineyards; here, they look for more texture and less fruit, aiming for sharper and more austere, in the direction of Concreto. It's impressive how the wines from Zuccardi have improved in the last few years and how a wine at this price can have such precision and purity. No excess in any direction. Superb. 380,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2018.
Wine EnthusiastPure black plum along with natural dust and spice notes make for an alluring nose. This blend of Malbec fruit from Paraje Altamira and Vista Flores, both subzones of the Valle de Uco, is direct and abrupt on the palate, with grit. Meaty gamy slightly salty berry flavors are intense on a juicy finish with rubbery tannins.
Wine SpectatorA robust red, with dark plum, dried cherry and wild herb flavors that are filled with muscular tannins. Intense dark chocolate notes linger on the racy finish. Drink now through 2021. 30,000 cases made, 15,000 cases imported.