Vina Cubillo Tinto Crianza Lopez de Heredia 2010

£21.50 GBP

The 2010 Cubillo from López de Heredia is utterly delightful and is really coming into its element at nine years of age (three of which were in barrel). It is a blend of Tempranillo (65%), Garnacha (25%) with small amounts of Mazuelo/Carignan and Graciano. The nose is vibrant, displaying red fruit notes of raspberry and cranberry in particular. As well as a little vanilla spice there is also a toasty note derived from the time in oak. Further time in the glass reveals a tertiary, lightly leather-like aroma. The crunchy refreshing acidity and fine-grained tannins on the palate are perfect for cutting through the fat of charcuterie, meat pâtés or soft cheeses.