FAMILIA ZUCCARDI SERIE A UCO VALLEY MALBEC
A richly coloured and equally flavoured Malbec from the Uco Valley, southwest of the more famous Mendoza region.
Damson and blackberry flavours, with plum and raspberries. The palate has more of the same but with licorice, chocolate and dark cherry flavours. Ripe tannins on the finish with a nice dollop of acidity that provides a really clean finish. A big ripe wine, drinks well on its own but would really come to life with red meat.
91/100 Luis Gutierrez for The Wine Advocate
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.