A Malbec from Los Chacayes and Paraje Altamira, 30% aged in French oak. “To ensure that the grape keeps its freshness, I’d rather err on the underripe side than let it go over,” said Sebastián Zuccardi. And the wine shows the effectiveness of that approach. Fresh raspberry and plum, wood, mint, jarilla and thyme all come out on the nose, while the palate is sugary and flows well, with polished tannins. Juicy and a little skinny, this is a modern take on Malbec.
91 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)
This rich red offers a deep well of cherry, dark plum and wild herb flavors that are matched to crisp acidity. Lots of flinty accents midpalate lead to a finish that lingers with cedar and slate. Drink now through 2024. 30,000 cases made, 15,000 cases imported.
91 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2020)
Sebastián Zuccardi reaches into the higher altitudes of the Uco Valley—to Vista Flores and La Consulta—to create this bright, cheerful wine. It’s floral and red-fruited, with notes of rose, berries and cream preserved by the vineyards’ cool climate and his light hand in the cellar. Silky in texture, it’s a crowd-pleasing, refreshing malbec.
90 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2020)