From 80% tempranillo, 15% garnacha and 5% carignan (mazuelo) and graciano. Clear deep ruby color with brickorange hue; Complex elegant nose of herbs, dill, potpourri, oak, dried cherries and figs, and chocolate; mature taste with a bit of bitter almonds, dried mulberries, powdery tannins, medium acids and alcohol, prominent oak profile, and a long leathery finish. Perhaps some brett here. — 12 days ago
Cubillo is a beautiful anomaly in a sea of $25 wines.
It’s the youngest of the lot, but the signature stamp is there, so obviously LDH Tempranillo.
Velvet milk chocolate, ripe black cherries, brand new leather boots. Rich and loaded with cocoa and coffee and raisiny red berries.
It looks like motor oil. Heck it has almost a decade in bottle. Plenty of acid to smooth out over time.
We should be stock piling this - quality and price don’t intersect so well very often. — a month ago
Upon opening, the aromatics had a distinct petrol/Riesling like flair to it. After 30mins of being open, it got fleshier and blossomed. A somewhat maderized/oxidized black cherry and rhubarb spice on the nose with a whiff of fino sherry. Palate is ever changing with tangerine, roasted orange marmalade, some sort of Italian herbs, and brown sugar coated raspberries. Excellent acidity here. Juicy without being flabby or sharp. I suggest letting this breathe an hour or so before consuming. — a month ago
WTF…This was amazing! Jose Maria is a rock star! Her personality is even in this wine! Wound with enough forgiveness to tease you sip by sip! — a month ago