Bodegas La Horra Corimbo 2014
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
|Brand||Bodegas La Horra|
Bodegas La Horra is a venture from the iconic Rioja producer, Bodegas Roda. They spent four years in research and investigation to find the land best adapted to Tempranillo, the variety which is known in depth by the research and technical team at Roda. They found the most suitable region was Ribera del Duero and specifically within this DO, the area of La Horra. They partnered with the Balbas family, who own some of the most coveted vineyard sites in the village with old bush vines of Tinta del País. 14 months in barrique, 80% French and 20% American Oak.
“An entrancing nose of fresh violets, licorice, peppercorn, oyster shell, cloves, citrus and lavender. A very sleek palate follows with edgy, grainy tannins and so much zesty acidity and drive.”
“I tasted two vintages of Corimbo, the fresher of which is the 2013. It shows fine gunpowder-like reduction, with a core of flowers and wild berries, fine and elegant. Truly outstanding. Bravo! Comparing vintages is a great way to taste, but one tends to win while the other one fares worse, and that was the case with the very good 2014 Corimbo. On its own, it would have impressed me with its power and elegance, but it couldn’t reach the finesse and freshness of the 2013. For those that prefer more powerful wines, this 2014 would come highly recommended.” - Luis Gutierrez