Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza 2011
Viña Cubillo procede de una finca llamada Viña Cubillas, adquirida al igual que el resto de viñedos de la casa por el abuelo de los López de Heredia. Esta finca entrega vinos excepcionales que se comercializan todos los años como crianzas, pero que por las excelentes condiciones de calidad de los suelos podrían ser destinados perfectamente a vinos calificados como Gran Reserva.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
It's not easy to follow a 2010, but the 2011 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza improves with time in the glass, showing much better than expected. 2011 was a warmer year than the 2010, and the wine is a little riper but has great balance and very good harmony. It's a noteworthy red for the price asked. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017.
Cubillo spends three years in barrique and then in larger cask to await bottling, which happens two years before the expected release. This is very fresh on the nose with quite fresh, ripe blackberries and dark cherries, mahogany and dry, woody spices. The palate is very powerful, juicy and fresh with clear black cherries and plums in abundance. So fresh, fleshy and deep. The freshness is impressive. Long, shell-like tannins. Drink or hold.
Cubillo is a later-picked site with more clay in the soil and tends to produce the lightest, freshest and most elegant of he López de Heredia reds. Floral, refined and delicately wooded, this is sweet, delicate and almost Pinot Noir-like in terms of its flavours and tannin structure. 2020-25