The wine, awarded 94 points, ranked 56th in the renowned magazine’s 2020 edition of their list.
The Top 100 Wine List, a classic Wine Spectator has been publishing since 1988, is a selection of the labels that have stood out in the course of the year for their outstanding quality, value, availability, and ability to thrill. The list encompasses a vast array of wineries, regions, and successful vintages from all around the globe.
“Having one of our most beloved wines listed in such a prestigious ranking is a huge honor for our winery and our region. José Zuccardi, initially known as Zeta, emerged from the conjunction of our family’s spirit and pioneering vision, and eventually evolved into a wine that embodies the development of our history as seen through my father’s innovative eyes,” Sebastián Zuccardi, the Head of Zuccardi Valle de Uco, mentioned.
José Zuccardi Malbec 2016 is sourced from Paraje Altamira and contains a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Gualtallary. Each variety is naturally fermented in concrete vats, using wild yeasts, and is then aged in foudres and second-use barrels for 24 months.
In Wine Spectator’s words, José Zuccardi Malbec 2016 offers “explosively fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and plum tart]; filled with rich savory and cooking spice accents. It is]powerfully structured, showing dark chocolate and mocha on the finish, with hints of dried mint” and may be enjoyed now through 2025.