Explosively fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and creamy plum tart. Powerfully structured!
Explosively fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, and plum tart are creamy and filled with rich savory and cooking spice accents. Powerfully structured, showing dark chocolate and mocha on the finish, with hints of dried mint. The 2016 José Zuccardi was produced with 95% Malbec from Altamira and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary in the Valle de Uco. This is the continuation of the old Z bottling, but here the wine is aged mostly in 2,500-liter oak vats or foudres for 24 months. There are herbal notes reminiscent of green tea leaves, spices, and berries. The palate is serious and has chalky tannins, as they select grapes from places in the Valle de Uco that have limestone soils. It's fine, precise, and elegant.