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2009 Lopez de Heredia - Cubillo Crianza
$24.99
750ml | SKU 74924
30 Available
Ratings and Reviews
The red they say was born to go with tapas and sold in local restaurants is the 2009 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza. 2009 was a warm and ripe year, and this blend of Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha (or the masculine Garnacho they like to use) plus 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo from limestone soils with quite a lot of clay, feels juicy and soft. It fermented with natural yeasts in large oak vats and matured in used barriques for three years. This is a bottling that has grown and improved a lot since 2004-2005. It shows very good balance between fruit and more developed aromas, with hints of leather and cherries, spices and smoke, very clean and with good volume in the palate. It's usually a little riper and with higher alcohol than Tondonia or Bosconia, with the character, finesse and elegance of a classical Reserv
Luis Gutierrez - Wine Advocate 92
Producer
Lopez de Heredia
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Type
Red
Variety
Tempranillo
Barcode: 721384040092

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