Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito 2013

Ribera del Duero, Spain
PLCB Code# 44161

The 2013 Hito is an affordable young Tempranillo aged in barrels for eight months. It has a fresh, fruit-driven nose with a lot of toasty notes in the background. Here they want to show the character of the Tempranillo. It is a serious, textbook Ribera, with aromas of plums and dark cherries with herbal hints and winks of red fruit denoting freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and good acidity, although a little lean. This is not a banal young wine, it has a lot more stuffing than your average entry-level red. Drink now-2017.-LG
89 Points Wine Advocate 8/14
A young and intense Ribera del Duero with strong notes of graphite and black cherries, this wine’s tannins are rustic and wild, balanced by ripe blackberry flavors and detailed oak spice. Hito is Cepa 21’s basic red and one of the best values in the region.
91 Points Wine&Spirits
Aromas of earth and oak.  Ripe black cherry and plum fruit with mild oak flavors, but the tannins are overbearing at this point.  It definitely improved with aeration,; otherwise you should keep it in the cellar for a few years.
87 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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