Familia Zuccardi

Concreto Mendoza Malbec

9.160 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

I'm not much on Malbec but this was very easy to drink. No paint smell. Just blackberries, graphite, plum that washed down with smooth almost non existent tannins. Very flavorful and effortless Malbec for the 💰

I'm not much on Malbec but this was very easy to drink. No paint smell. Just blackberries, graphite, plum that washed down with smooth almost non existent tannins. Very flavorful and effortless Malbec for the 💰

Aug 24th, 2017
Katie

Cherry and violet

Cherry and violet

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2018
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.3

It's hilarious to me that I pulled this out to open w @Pascaline Lepeltier, MS and she showed up with the same bottle!

It's hilarious to me that I pulled this out to open w @Pascaline Lepeltier, MS and she showed up with the same bottle!

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

For real! Tastes like everything I love about old school Cdp w bright, ripe Argentinian fruit!

For real! Tastes like everything I love about old school Cdp w bright, ripe Argentinian fruit!

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2015
Nico

Wow. Deep red, almost black (but not really purple). Bold wine with raspberry and blackberry notes, noticeable acidity and tannins. Not sweet or jammy at all. We had spicy food and the wine could still stand out. No oak. Great!

Wow. Deep red, almost black (but not really purple). Bold wine with raspberry and blackberry notes, noticeable acidity and tannins. Not sweet or jammy at all. We had spicy food and the wine could still stand out. No oak. Great!

Apr 5th, 2020
Jan A
9.3

Malbec. Deep purple rim, black core. Spices and violets on the nose. From calceous soils in the Valle de Uco at 1100m close to the mountains. Whole cluster fermentation and aged in concrete egg shaped vats to optimally preserve the fruit. No oak. Young but drinking well already. Will surely benefit from a few years cellaring. For now93+
Critics scored this RP95 JS95 JR17,5

Malbec. Deep purple rim, black core. Spices and violets on the nose. From calceous soils in the Valle de Uco at 1100m close to the mountains. Whole cluster fermentation and aged in concrete egg shaped vats to optimally preserve the fruit. No oak. Young but drinking well already. Will surely benefit from a few years cellaring. For now93+
Critics scored this RP95 JS95 JR17,5

Mar 26th, 2020
Carter White

Very good, quite a bouquet with smooth, drinkable flavors. Nothing to dislike, just lacking a little umph.

Very good, quite a bouquet with smooth, drinkable flavors. Nothing to dislike, just lacking a little umph.

Oct 1st, 2019
Ben Rossen

1st of 3 Mendoza Malbecs for NYT Wine School. Uco Valley, high altitudes, calcarean soil, fermented in concrete eggs. Medium/deep purple, blackberry and mint on the nose. Blackberry, plum, boysenberry, mint, pepper, and minerals on the palate. Needed a lot of time to open up. Some alcohol burn. It’s good and well made but doesn’t change my overall impression that Malbecs are kind of boring.

1st of 3 Mendoza Malbecs for NYT Wine School. Uco Valley, high altitudes, calcarean soil, fermented in concrete eggs. Medium/deep purple, blackberry and mint on the nose. Blackberry, plum, boysenberry, mint, pepper, and minerals on the palate. Needed a lot of time to open up. Some alcohol burn. It’s good and well made but doesn’t change my overall impression that Malbecs are kind of boring.

Sep 27th, 2019
Adam Hoogeveen

I know I will enjoy a wine when it fills the room with a gorgeous aroma the moment it hits the decanter. The initial aroma brings leather, pepper, and a combination of fruit flavors including currant and blackberry. I’m appreciating restraint in winemaking more and more, and this wine serves as a good example. It’s remarkable the flavor profile this wine shows considering the aging was done in concrete vats. The body is a tad light for my palate, but the tannin contribution from the grape clusters is impressive.

I know I will enjoy a wine when it fills the room with a gorgeous aroma the moment it hits the decanter. The initial aroma brings leather, pepper, and a combination of fruit flavors including currant and blackberry. I’m appreciating restraint in winemaking more and more, and this wine serves as a good example. It’s remarkable the flavor profile this wine shows considering the aging was done in concrete vats. The body is a tad light for my palate, but the tannin contribution from the grape clusters is impressive.

Apr 3rd, 2019
Carrie Johnson

Blackberry notes

Blackberry notes

Oct 29th, 2018