“Even though 2017 was warmer and, analytically, the 2017 Alberto Nanclares has less acidity than the 2016 I tasted next to it, it still feels very fresh and in fact quite similar to the 2016. It seems like the blending can bring homogeneous results. It’s fresh, vertical and very fresh, impossible to guess it’s from a warm year. 9,930 bottles and 110 magnums were filled in late May 2018.” – 93 points, Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) – February 28th, 2019
2016 and 2017 are the two warmest vintages of the recent times. In 2017, they started harvesting in August for the first time ever. They start harvesting early in warm years and pick late in cold years. So they consider 2016 fresher than 2017, “the wines have more acidity, and that’s data, that’s not an opinion,” Alberto Nanclares told me.