2018 Familia Zuccardi Malbec Q (750ml)

Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

93JS
92WA
92W&S

Very fresh and floral on the nose with graphite and carbon to the blackberry character. Full-bodied, firm and silky with a creamy and compact texture. Racy. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

There is a sense of purity in the 2018 Q Malbec that seems common to the whole portfolio here—wines that show precision, are clean and show no excess in any direction: ripeness, extraction or oak. It comes from Altamira and Chacayes, where 2018 was very balanced, and this is an exercise of blending over 100 components, as they ferment by soil even within the same vineyard. They fermented with different amounts of full clusters depending on the plot, perhaps 30% on average, and they fermented in concrete and with only 30% of the wine matured in used barriques. It's floral, expressive and perfumed, with a medium-bodied palate where the tannins are fine and there's some grip. The wine is serious but easy to drink. They want the wine to have a similar style to the top range: freshness, purity, cleanliness and texture that says it's from the Valle de Uco. 300,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2018.

92 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

Sebastián Zuccardi blends this wine from vineyards in Paraje Altamira and Vista Flores, both regions high up in the Uco Valley. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged in a mix of concrete tanks and oak barrels, it blends the herbal brightness of high-altitude fruit with the rich, spicy warmth of riper fruit. It feels polished, elegant enough for a white-tablecloth dinner and brisk enough to enjoy a glass before dinner.

92 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2019)

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