Robert Parker, 92 pts
“The 2014 Corimbo I, their top bottling, fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels, 40% to 50% of them new, for 16 months. 2014 was a heterogeneous vintage in Ribera del Duero, and I cannot really describe the style of the wines from that year because they seem to be all over the place. Some wines seem to be weaker than the 2015s, and the élevage here feels a little harsh for the quality of the juice. There are plenty of smoky, toasty and spicy aromas and flavors, and the wine comes through as medium-bodied with plenty of dusty tannins and faint bitterness in the finish.”
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.