Killer wine, especially at the price point. Dried black cherries, plums, baking spices, dried tobacco, dried leather, eucalyptus, dust and smoke. Nice grippy tannins on the palate, but with a certain suave finesse that belies its age. Delicious. — 12 days ago
The 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ Crianza Rioja is a compelling blend of 65% Tempranillo, and 25% Garnacho, with equal parts Mazuelo and Graciano. This single vineyard Rioja opens with an intense bouquet of sandalwood with pipe tobacco, leather and red fruits that align with the citrus zest and peat moss undertones. The palate revels in its silky texture and soft mouthfeel. Generous red fruits dance with exotic spices, and shades of orange infused black truffle on this exotic palate. Marvelous now at the nine year mark, the 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — 14 days ago
I was looking for big red to chew on, and I got one - but with a dash of elegance & some complexity.
Surprisingly fruity with ripe dark cherry & mulberry. Plus leather, tobacco leaf and some (nice!) oaky notes. On the palate nicely structured with chewy but juicy tannins, fruity acidity and great balance. Plus the velvety structure you expect from a Rioja. Finishes off with a cool whiff of spice & menthol. This is a modern interpretation but still very nice and it worked really well with a flank steak. — 10 days ago
This Riberra is full of sun and power, lots of ripe black fruits, black cherries, plums, cassis, licorice, full body, round and lightly sweet, round tannins, long rich flavor , well done and goes wonderfully with grilled meat. My score 89, drink to 2023 — 14 days ago