Zuccardi Piedra Infinita Supercal 2019 (75 cl)
Average critic rating: 98,5
Parker : 100 Suckling : 98 Atkin : 98 Desorchados : 98
We are probably dealing with the best Argentine wine produced.
In an ideal year 2019 while remaining fresh, we obtain an elegant, refined, nuanced and harmonious wine.
On the nose: blueberries, black cherries, violets and chalk are in harmony.
The powerful palate is on pomegranate, currant, white pepper and matched with a nice minerality. The wine is powerful, light, ethereal and pure. The long saline finish lets the violets and spices express themselves.
Harmony, elegance and purity are the key words.
To be enjoyed with a game bird or a lamb shank.
Robert Parker : 100/100
I'm splitting my hair because the level is so high in the Malbecs from the Piedra Infinita vineyard that it's hard to say, but the crush is the 2019 Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal, the bottling of a single parcel from shallower soils with lots of rocks covered with calcium carbonate (hence the name: "superlime"). In a cooler year like 2019, this wine has reached a staggering level of precision, austerity, elegance and balance. The wine floats in the mouth, with an ethereal quality, but with the force and power of the place. The wine is juicy and fresh, with a saline touch on the finish. This wine is accessible now thanks to its stunning balance and elegance, but it has all the components and the balance between them to age in bottle for a long time. Cheer ! 1,400 bottles were filled in June 2020. They told me it's always a challenge to decide when to harvest for this plot, and they think they hit the mark in 2019. And they're right.
Luis Gutierrez – October 25, 2022
James Suckling : 98/100
Deep but fragrant nose of black cherries, blueberries, dried violets, graphite, ink and chalk. Very primary and certainly focused on the intrinsic side of the fruit. White pepper and black cherries fleshy and deep in the mouth. The tannins are immaculate, yet so powerful, with a fine austerity, which is distributed evenly, yet electrically, seeping into the naturally concentrated and luscious fruit. Violet and spices on the finish. Probably the most powerful of the three Piedra Infinita reds tasted. An intellectual Malbec, austere but resolute. Look no further if you are looking for some oak richness. Intrinsic and beautiful. Around 1,000 bottles produced. Unique. Best after 2025.
James Suckling -February 3, 2022
Tim Atkin : 98/100
The volume is disappointing with only 950 bottles, but this is a very special grand cru.
Grand Cru Malbec, from a small part of the Piedra Infinita estate of Zuccardis. Pure, energetic and suitably
pure, energetic, chalky and concentrated as it should be, it presents aromas of pomegranate, white pepper, gooseberry and bramble,
Energetic acidity and a complete lack of oak influence. Bright. 2024-34
Desorchados : 98/100
The 2019 vintage was one of the best (perhaps the best) of the 2010s. It was a cool year for Mendoza, and it produced some of the brightest reds in Argentina in terms of freshness and tension. , and this wine is one of its highest expressions. It comes from a half-hectare plot of Malbec planted in a vineyard where the surface of the soil is rich in gravel bathed in calcium carbonate, which determines the structure of this Supercal, the sensation of tannins that are like chalk on the tongue. The almost Romanesque structure of this wine is not its only attribute, however. Fruity flavors are in the party, and herbal and floral tones join in the fun. It's a red that speaks of the mountains - those breezes that turn into herbs, the saline acidity, the depth of fruity flavors, the strength and the freshness go hand in hand in one of the flagships of the Uco Valley.