If I Could Buy Only One – August 8th VINTAGES Release

Back by popular demand: We asked the writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”.

John Szabo, MS: From Cabernet vines planted in 1947 in the northerly, high elevation Cafayate Valley, the El Esteco 1947 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a brilliant wine, appealingly herbal and peppery, crunchy and lively, varietally accurate but with lighter tannic structure than the mean. Acids are balanced and there’s genuine flavour density and depth, and terrific length in the price category. Drink or hold into the mid-’20s, or even beyond.


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