Critical Acclaim: 98 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: A single vineyard wine sourced from the Paraje de Cueva Baja made up of just 3 hectares of old vines planted on very loose soils of clay and sand. Exceptional vintage in terms of quality, concentration, balance, and ageing ability.
"The 2018 Terreus Paraje de Cueva Baja was cropped from a cool vintage when the vineyard saw some snow and a slow ripening of the grapes, which were harvested on the 16th of September under perfect conditions. It fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and daily pump-overs, followed by malolactic in barrel and 20 months in French barrique. There is a lot of purity in this wine, and it shows the effect of the cooler year. They are increasing the percentage of used barrique, and the oak feels better integrated. It's a very serious wine, with depth, complexity and persistence. I think there's more and more effect from the limestone soils in the wine (texture!) as the élevage marks the wine is a softer way. This is among the finest vintages of Terreus."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.