Suertes del Marques El Esquilon 2017
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|Region||Spain, Canary Islands|
|Brand||Suertes del Marques|
Strikingly pure fruit character, with a light to medium body and typically smoky aromas.
It's always interesting to compare two vintages of the same wine, as I did with the 2017 El Esquilón, which was tasted next to the 2016, because you see the vintage differences quite clearly. 2017 was the earliest harvest in recent times, and the wines are juicier and more approachable than those from 2016. It matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for 14 months. There is a little more ripeness here compared with the 2016 I tasted next to it. I also found a little more tannin here, which perhaps will be good for the overall balance. 4,000 bottles were filled in December 2018.