Susana Esteban Cabriolet 2017
25.70€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Cabriolet is a Touriga Nacional that comes in at 14.7% alcohol. It was aged in used French oak for 12 months after fermentation in stainless steel. Only the second vintage, this is another terrific one. Lifted, fresh and flowery, this is gloriously aromatic. It is sexy because of its freshness and aromatics rather than sweet fruit. It still expresses the grape well. The mid-palate shows finesse, and there is plenty of pop on the finish. It is never a fleshy wine, so don't expect a wine that seems dense. It is hardly thin, though, and it does not lack true concentration. It is just very fresh with a fine acidic core, which changes the focus of this wine. Silky, graceful and perfectly structured, this should age rather well. It seems potentially brilliant. We'll see how it develops over time, but for the moment, I'm leaning up. There were 1,900 bottles produced.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Fermentación alcohólica en depósitos de acero inoxidable. Crianza de 12 meses en barricas usadas de roble francés.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.