Familia Zuccardi Q Malbec 2015
|Region||Argentina, Uco Valley|
James SucklingWow. This is exciting. Blackberries, flowers, dark fruit and hints of walnut shell here follow through to a medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. This is tight and polished. Give it two or three years to soften, but it is already very pretty.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Malbec Q is sourced from Altamira, Chacayes and Vista Flores in the Valle de Uco, the first year produced exclusively in the new winery. They used some 30% full clusters to ferment in cement vats (without epoxy), with 30% of the wine aged in used 500-liter oak barrels and the rest was kept in cement vats until blending and bottling. There is good ripeness and depth here, a mixture of red and black fruit with some spiciness and hints of rockrose and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, with very nice balance, fine-grained tannins and very good length. It finishes dry with a hit of austerity. There were some 300,000 bottles produced. None of these wines show any oak.