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Bodegas La Horra - Corimbo I 2013


  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Ribera del Duero
  • Wine Maker: Agustiín Santolaya
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Tinta del Pais
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2025
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (5 btls)
WA: 89 (2010) VS: 93 (2010) JR: 17 (2010) WS: 90 (2010) WE: 92 (2009) D: 5 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Very intense deep nose, with a very dark background and red cherry rim. On the nose very intense, deep, elegant, heady. The oak is perfectly integrated. Plenty of ripe black fruit, in the line of plum and blackberry. It appears mineral hints and sweet spices of enormous quality, sensations of black chocolate combined with the ripe fruit and the broken stone of the plum. The palate is very voluminous, sensation of fullness since the wine is introduced in the mouth, ripe and fresh black fruit, mineral, with the remembrance of chocolate. A powerful retronasal passage, with refreshing and balsamic hints from the aromatic plants in the pine forest. The tannin of great quality is present. Excellent finish of very ripe black fruit, cocoa and fresh herbal hints.

Winery Information

Bodegas La Horra

Using experience and knowledge gained in La Rioja, the dynamic team at Bodegas Roda commenced this project in Ribera del Duero in 1999, utilising their experience and incredible know-how of Tempranillo but in the context of the Ribera del Duero region. Corimbo comes from 20 year old vines and has a rich bright fruit core thanks to a shorter maceration time. Corimbo I (launched with the 2009 vintage) comes from 40 year old vines and features darker more restrained fruit. The success in both.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010)89 pts

Feb 2013 - Neal Martin - The 2010 Corimbo I is aged in 50% new oak, 80% French and 20% American. It has a very correct bouquet, quite conservative with clean dark cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is very smooth with a sweet cherry soda, licorice-tinged entry, succulent tannins and a lush, espresso-infused finish that shows good persistency. This is well made, if not memorable.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)93 pts

Sept 2014. By Josh Raynolds. Glass-staining ruby. Explosive aromas of black and blue fruits, Indian spices, potpourri and smoky minerals, with a mocha quality in the background. Fleshy, expansive and smooth, with excellent clarity and spicy lift to its cassis and boysenberry flavors. The blue fruit and spice notes carry through on the very long, sweet, sharply focused finish, which is framed by velvety tannins. -- Josh Raynolds (2010)17 pts

Tasted Aug 2015 - Tinta del Pais. It is the Ribera del Duero project from the exceptional Bodegas Roda from Rioja. 40 year old vines planted in La Horra at 900 m on calcareous-sandy soils. Hand harvested, fermented in French oak vats using wild yeasts, ageing for 16 months in mainly French oak barrels. Very complex and appetising nose showing plums, prunes, dark cherries, oak and a herby touch. It is dense and has enough fruit to hold the oak. Savoury impact, meaty and well charged with fruit on the mid palate. Solid and firm wine clearly produced from great quality fruit. Very good potential ahead. Elegantly spiced aftertaste. (FC)

Wine Spectator (2010)90 pts

This balanced red shows a polished texture and a solid structure, with a mix of black cherry and blackberry fruit, complemented by sanguine, mineral and toasty notes.

Wine Enthusiast (2009)92 pts

Dark as night, with charcoal, campfire, sweet berry and jammy notes to the alluring bouquet. Lively on the palate, with tangy acidity propelling black fruit, sweet oak, licorice and spice flavors. Solid, well built and generally smooth. Excellent Ribera from a very good year. Drink through 2019. — M.S. (5/1/2012)

Decanter (2010)5 pts

When 16,000 wines were tasted in the Decanter World Wine Awards this year, only 31 earned Platinum – Best In Show medals. That’s .19% of all the wines entered who make the elite of the elite — and one of those this year was the 2010 Bodegas La Horra Corimbo from Ribera del Duero. Taking the honors of Best Red Spanish Wine over £15, the Corimbo from the all-around stellar 2010 vintage won over judges thanks to its “fresh and fruity” flavor profile “with an expressive nose of caramelized citrus, red fruits and aromatic herbs.” They went on to explain that “the palate is very rich and intense with vanilla, cloves, pepper and tobacco leaf mingling with strawberry, cranberry and orange zest. The finish is fresh and elegant with a substantial lingering length.”

Vinification Notes

Bodegas La Horra is a relatively new project in Ribera del Duero. Plots of La Horra and Roa (Burgos) with an average age of 40 years are used to produce Corimbo I. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in oak vats and the maceration time is around 18 days. Ageing lasts around 16 months in barrels of 50% French oak and 50% American oak, allowing the wine to become wonderfully complex and rich.