From a super vintage, this has the most charming nose, lots of sunshine and soft leather – cherries and floral notes with a very pleasant tobacco note. Cocoa, orange rind and sumac, with super balance, fine tannins and good length – plums, a little fig, dried mushroom and sous bois. Very good indeed! Lopez de Heredia brilliance as ever!
You read a lot of marketing fluff about ‘family winemaking tradition’, but at López de Heredia it’s real. Maria José López de Heredia and her winemaker sister, Mercedes, couldn’t care less about wine fashions. Their bodega in Barrio del Estacion in Haro is a living museum – cobwebbed Miss Havisham barrel rooms, black furry mold everywhere, little old men doing the same job that their father did decades before… this winery reeks of tradition.
13.5% / 75cl