95 pts James Suckling April 2020
Lots of blackberry and blueberry character with stone and dried mint. It’s fermented with skins in concrete and aged there for eight months. This no-wood red is a joy. Drink now.
94 pts Vinous Oct 2020
Concreto is a declaration of intent: ‘This wine encourages me to accelerate the process we’re already committed to,’ said Sebastián Zuccardi. Unaged, this Malbec from Paraje Altamira was fermented in whole bunches and has become appreciably more precise in recent years. Intense purple in color. The nose offers raspberry, blackberry, fresh plum and black olive with hints of violet. The tightly packed, restrained, chalky palate offers firm tannic bones and energy. Bloody and elemental; the concentration is somehow maintained even though the wine feels light and flavorful on the tongue. Drink: 2020-2027.
93 pts Tim Atkin MW
Concreto was a crucial red in the history of Argentina’s wine industry, encouraging the move away from wood and legitimising cement fermentation and ageing. This marries fruit from Paraje Altamira and San Pablo and is dense, serious and concentrated, with the coiled power, focus and fruit intensity to age further in bottle. 2022-29
Red color with violet hues. It expresses a great herbal character with
notes of red fruits. In the mouth is long and with a distinctive
mineral texture. A wine of great structure and acidity.