La Cueva del Contador 2017
62.90€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I love the voluptuous and expressive 2017 La Cueva del Contador, a preview of what's to come with the big brother in this challenging year. It's floral and perfumed, elegant and powerful, with some spicy oak and a surprisingly velvety texture, with super-fine tannins and great purity and balance. Here, you don't feel the 15% alcohol, all the components are in harmony. Like the rest of reds, it fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in new barrels, for 19 months in this case. It reminded me of the brilliant 2012. I consider it a real triumph over the adverse conditions of the year. 12,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Fermented in wood conical vats and aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
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