WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The concept of the 2017 José Zuccardi has been varying through the years. It comes from a wine called Zuccardi Z, and it's a pure Malbec from different regions in the Valle de Uco (today, Altamira and Gualtallary) with limestone soils. It has a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon (only 5% to 10%), which is not mentioned on the label, and is now matured in foudre for two years. The blend and long aging are consistent with the more traditional practices. This time I noticed the minty and balsamic notes from the Cabernet, a hint of camphor, perhaps from the conditions of the vintage and the élevage. It's medium to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a remarkable finish where the chalky texture is more noticeable. "
The Zuccardi family has been a pioneer in the Argentine wine industry for decades. Identified as one of the best winemakers in Argentina by multiple publications, Sebastián Zuccardi has led the team into the Uco Valley where they built a state-of-the art winery, producing some of the country’s best wines. In honor of his father, José Zuccardi, Sebastián has crafted a wine that reflects Jose’s personality. Based on the core varieties of Malbec and an addition of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine sees a slightly more traditional aging than his other wines in a good proportion of French oak. The resulting wine is structured, powerful, yet balanced and complex - just like dad.