James Suckling was full of praise for this Crianza: "Fantastic wine. Classic, textbook Rioja. A joy. Incredible value!" It's from renowned Lopez de Heredia, one of the first bodegas in all Rioja and a great bastion of tradition. A 95-point dream red.
Designated a Crianza, this Rioja has an elegance and grace that is the envy of many a Gran Reserva. But that should come as no surprise when you look at the fourth-generation bodega behind it – their wines are treasured across the globe. Though wedded to tradition López de Heredia is not bound by it – quite the opposite. Eric Asimov writing in The New York Times notes: “It is paradoxically a winery in the vanguard, its viticulture and winemaking a shining, visionary example for young, forward-thinking producers all over the world.” This wine was barrel aged for three years and from a vintage rated ‘Very Good’. Its name Viña Cubillo refers to the single vineyard from which grapes are chosen for this sublime red. Enjoy with tapas or lamb.
"Full-bodied with incredible softness and complexity. Fantastic wine. A joy. Incredible value!"
James Suckling Critic, 95 points
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