2020 Zuccardi "Concreto" Malbec Mendoza Argentina

$34.99 USD $40.00 USD

Winemaker Notes
Deep purple color. The nose, very fresh and complex, shows subtle aromas of red fruit, mountain herbs and graphite. In the palate it has great acidity which gives tension and structure along with the tannins. In the mid palate it has a chalky texture. This is a vertical and very long lasting wine.

Rated 95 Points James Suckling
Lots of purple fruit with blackberry and blueberry aromas, as well as cement and stone. Floral undertones, such as poppies. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a savory finish. Hints of dried, clove-like spice. No wood here. Drink now or hold.

Rated 94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Concreto Malbec also impressed me, because it comes from the warmest and most challenging vintage of recent years, yet the wine keeps its poise and depth. This is a selection from shallow, stony and calcareous soils from Altamira, so the vines are quite sensitive to heat. If you encounter it on its own, it will feel fresh and superb; the problem is tasting it next to the 2021, which is what I did, because there is an extra degree of freshness, precision and clarity in the 2021, one of the finest vintages for this wine so far.