2012 Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco Malbec

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Ultra premium offering from Zuccardi, Malbec with style!  Mendoza magic, clearly a serious attempt at upping the ante on what (non blended) malbec means to premium wine.

Colour is clear deep garnet, showing lighter at the edges signalling some mid term bottle age.  The nose is clean, with blackberry, black current, red cherry and plum evident with the aromas quite pronounced but not jumping from the glass.

The palate shows similar red / black fruits, with black cherry, kirsch and blackcurrant.  Gentle tannins frame the wine and the oak supports with some spice like cloves and nutmeg.  The finish is long and pronounced showing blood plum and crushed rock, a wonderfully complex wine without being over the top.

Showing some nice aged characteristics but with another 5 years left in it at least.

96/100

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