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Zuccardi Aluvional Paraje Altamira Malbec 2014 750ml

SKU: P69113 ISBN: 089832850243
$95.99

Wine Information:

Country: Argentina

Region: Cuyo

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Uco Valley

Variety: Malbec

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$95.99
Winemaker Notes

Zuccardi Aluvional Paraje Altamira reflects this particularity in a wine of intense color that expresses a complex profile of fresh red fruit supplemented with herbal and floral notes, which marked minerality adds, with notes of wet stone and graphite. The palate is silky with a lively acidity and great structure provided by the tannins. Complex and long on the finish. Vegan

 

93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | There are only two bottlings from the Aluvional range in 2014, as Sebastián Zuccardi felt in that vintage the deeper soils lost some of the tension he's aiming for. One of them is the 2014 Aluvional Altamira. Some 30% to 50% full clusters were used for the fermentation, with only half of the wine in oak. The nose shows black fruit and some herbs, with a spicy touch. The palate shows more restraint and the expression of the stony soils, with a core of limestone balancing the roundness of the fruit and coming through as mineral and with a salty finish. 13,000 bottles produced.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast | Intense aromas of iodine and dried blood mix with pointy berry aromas. This is tight, drawing and highly acidic, and arguably in need of a bit more body. Savory saucy red-plum and red-currant flavors are tart and tangy, while this Altamira Malbec feels firm and fresh, some might say angular and too fresh. Drink through 2028.

 

Zuccardi Aluvional Paraje Altamira reflects this particularity in a wine of intense color that expresses a complex profile of fresh red fruit supplemented with herbal and floral notes, which marked minerality adds, with notes of wet stone and graphite. The palate is silky with a lively acidity and great structure provided by the tannins. Complex and long on the finish.

93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | There are only two bottlings from the Aluvional range in 2014, as Sebastián Zuccardi felt in that vintage the deeper soils lost some of the tension he's aiming for. One of them is the 2014 Aluvional Altamira. Some 30% to 50% full clusters were used for the fermentation, with only half of the wine in oak. The nose shows black fruit and some herbs, with a spicy touch. The palate shows more restraint and the expression of the stony soils, with a core of limestone balancing the roundness of the fruit and coming through as mineral and with a salty finish. 13,000 bottles produced.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast | Intense aromas of iodine and dried blood mix with pointy berry aromas. This is tight, drawing and highly acidic, and arguably in need of a bit more body. Savory saucy red-plum and red-currant flavors are tart and tangy, while this Altamira Malbec feels firm and fresh, some might say angular and too fresh. Drink through 2028.