2019 Familia Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco

Malbec - 750ML
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JS 98 VN 97 WA 96 DC 94 WS 93
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, August 2022

What a nose, garnering complexity and depth. A wide spectrum of aromas that range from blackberries and blueberries to graphite, tree bark and wet earth. A medium-to full-bodied red, showing so much fleshy fruit and...
VN 97

Vinous, November 2021

The 2019 Malbec Finca Canal Uco hails from Uco Valley and was made in concrete vats. Intense purple in hue. The nose, initially shy, grows increasingly nuanced and intense with time in the glass. It presents notes of...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2022

(96+ points) The 2019 Finca Canal Uco comes from the historical part of Altamira only across the street from their Piedra Infinita vineyard, where the soils are slightly deeper and with a little less limestone and the...
DC 94

Decanter, August 2022

This is the first wine from Zuccardi that will be sold through the Place de Bordeaux this year. A 100% Malbec coming from the distinctive high-altitude Finca Canal Uco, 1,100m high with alluvial and calcareous soils in...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, October 2020

Beautifully aromatic, showing blood orange and perfumed plum aromas that fold over onto the creamy and velvety palate, with a hint of smoke lying beneath the core of lively plum and Rainer cherry. Ends with firming...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Malbec
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-region Uco Valley
Appellation Altamira
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Familia Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco Malbec is a captivating red wine from Argentina's renowned Mendoza region. With its impressive pedigree and exceptional quality, this wine is a true representation of the region's winemaking prowess.

Displayed in the glass, the wine boasts a deep, garnet-red color that is both alluring and inviting. On the nose, it exudes an enchanting fragrance, with pronounced aromas of ripe blackcurrant fruits and delicate floral touches. These captivating scents are enhanced by the wine's high-altitude origins, coming from the distinctive Finca Canal Uco vineyard located at an impressive altitude of 1,100 meters in the Uco Valley.

Upon tasting, the wine reveals a remarkable texture and intensity, with slightly chalky and salty tannins providing a solid foundation for the rich and concentrated fruit flavors. Despite its power and richness, the wine maintains a sense of finesse and striking energy, making it a bold and expressive expression of Malbec.

The 2019 Familia Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco Malbec has received exceptional praise from leading wine critics. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, noting its clarity, definition, and lingering minerality. James Suckling was equally impressed, bestowing a remarkable score of 98 points and praising its complexity, fleshy fruit, and impeccable poise. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 96+ points, commending its balance, elegance, and medium to full-bodied structure. Vinous also lauded the wine, awarding it 97 points and describing it as a textured red with intense and layered fruit flavors. Lastly, Wine Spectator awarded it 93 points, highlighting its beautiful aromatics, creamy palate, and firming tannins.

With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this red wine is beautifully crafted and has the potential for aging. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development. The 2019 Familia Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco Malbec is a truly exceptional wine that showcases the best of Argentine winemaking and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.