Muchada-Léclapart Étoile 2017
43.55€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Ètoile is pure Palomino Fino from old vines (over 60 years old), 0.5 hectares in Pastrana Baja in Pago Miraflores in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. They were renting this vineyard and produced this wine in 2016 and 2017, but they won’t do it anymore. It fermented in an old Manzanilla cask where it matured until bottling in May 2018. It has a pungent nose with strong notes of clove and earth, a bit animal even, with notes reminiscent of boiled meats. The palate revealed marked flavors that reminded me of the notes found in the nose, with some bitterness and pungency. There is an earthy feeling to it, very dry, a little tannic. 1,500 bottles produced. This is not a wine for everyone. The 2016 was quite different, more mainstream and a tad oxidative.
Between 10ºC and 12ºC
Fermented and ageing on lees for 9 months in Manzanilla casks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
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