The Zuccardi family has traditionally produced Tempranillo, and the wine is always sold with some more bottle age because they feel the variety needs some time to be expressive, because early on it's difficult to taste it next to a young Malbec, and they wish one day to be able to sell it ten years after the harvest. For now, the wine in the market is the 2014 Q Tempranillo from vines in Santa Rosa planted by Sebastián Zuccardi's grandfather. It's an important wine because it was the first one to carry the Zuccardi name in the label. The first vintage was from 1997, and I had a bottle of that last year that was in top form, so the wine matures nicely in bottle, as the variety can have a long plateau once it reaches maturity. So, this is different from the rest of the Q range; there are always some notes of tobacco and spices, a touch from the oak that is usually quite expressive in Tempranillo, and it's a little more developed and polished. This is a classical Tempranillo.
Score: 90 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2019