R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Tinto Crianza 2012 750ml, Rioja, Spain
Viña Cubillo is a traditional blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from one of Rioja’s most iconic producers. It’s bursting with notes of cherry compote and plum on the nose, along with an earthy, savoury side and sweet nutmeg from the wine’s three years in old American oak. The tannins are smooth and glossy, melting in the mouth. This is the prefect accompaniment for pork-based dishes such as Christmas ham, or an earthy mushroom risotto. Drink now to 2023.
James Suckling - 95 points
Vinous - 92 points
Bodegas Lopez de Heredia is one of the wine world’s great wine treasures. Founded in 1877 by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, the Bodega was built close to the railway station at Haro, in Rioja, its location geographically symbolic for proximity of access to the ideas of Bordeaux and practically useful for transportation of both grapes and wines.