Zuccardi is a rock-solid winery in Argentina. This wine has been evolving vintage by vintage. I love how Zuccardi is pulling away from the “Melted Chocolate and Licorice” profile that has become the generic uniform dressing up most Mendoza Malbecs.
The “Q” offers minerality, Earl Grey tea, and fresh wildflowers. Densely tannic are balanced with bright acidity, finishing with fresh fruit and herbs. A note of crushed honeysuckle lingers in the finish. This is a bottle well worth seeking out.