Zuccardi Poligonos Paraje Altamira Malbec 2018 (Argentina) Rated 94JS
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Rated 95 Points
Named for winemaker Sebastián Zuccardi's grandfather Alberto (Tito). Co-fermented Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Dark berries, violets and a juicy roundness meet a touch of leafiness and austerity from grainy textured tannins. Balanced and integrated, fresh, faint notes of smoke and clove.
James Suckling Review
Rated 94 Points
Extremely aromatic, offering crushed berries and strawberries with some flowers, such as roses. Medium body. Firm, silky tannins with a refined texture and focus at the end. Drink now.
Wine Advocate Review
Rated 93+ Points
The performance of the 2018 Poligonos Paraje Altamira Malbec was superb. It seems to have gained in precision and has kept the freshness of 2016, which was a cooler year. They work with more full clusters in Altamira, as they think it gives backbone and helps polish the tannins. It's very pure aromatically, and it has a velvety, harmonious texture, though a little grainier than the one from San Pablo. Drink now-2024.
Wine & Spirits Review
Rated 90 Points
Year's Best Mendoza Malbecs
This isn't your usual full-throttle malbec. Sebastian Zuccardi blends it from a parcel of vines growing in the calcareous soils of Altamira, their roots wrapping around granite stones covered in a layer of calcium carbonate. The 2018 seems to translate the brightness of those white soils in its brisk, radiant flavor. It's super spicy, a frisky red that's light enough to pair with grilled fish steaks topped with tapenade.
Wine Tasting Notes
Poligonos of the Uco Valley is a selection that expresses the particular characteristics of different terroirs within the Valley.These are wines from a selection of vineyards that account forthe differences in altitude, soil and climate that currently characterizethe subregions of Uco Valley. Fresh red fruits aromas. Wet-stone feeling. Great texture and minerality. A very long and deep wine.
100% Malbec Alcohol 14%