James Suckling, 94 pts
“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.”
Robert Parker, 92 pts
“Produced with Tempranillo grapes from organically farmed, non-irrigated vines, the 2015 Corimbo, their second wine from Ribera del Duero, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels, 80% French oak and the rest American, for 14 months. It's a dark, ripe, modern and concentrated Tempranillo that is easy to identify as Ribera del Duero, with notes of black fruit and sweet spices, something balsamic, faintly medicinal and with diesel-like minerality, and a medium to full-bodied palate with ripe flavors that reflect the character of the year. It has round and polished tannins and moderate acidity.”
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.