Zorzal Gran Terroir Malbec 2019
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Tupungato|
This hand harvested, single vineyard wine, from Gualtallary is 100% Malbec and spends 12 months in French oak barrels. A large nose of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, and smoky tobacco leads to a big and bold palate of fig newtons, dry leaves, dark chocolate, and powdered sugar. The finish lasts with big, smooth tannins and fruit galore.
The darker and denser 2019 Gran Terroir Malbec feels unusually dark and ripe, with more tannins and somewhat more rusticity but showing the chalky tannins from Gualtallary. This would do well with powerful food. It's a more powerful expression of the grape and the place. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.
Sleek and mineral-driven, offering generous violet and wild berry aromas and flavors, with hints of leather and dried herbs underneath. Ends with a big wave of mineral acidity. Drink now. 1,300 cases made, 800 cases imported.