Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito 2016
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
The word “HITO" means milestone, a stone post, sometimes carved, used to indicate direction or distance on roads or to delimit fields. HITO was created as a young wine in order to complete the range of this modern, innovative winery. Made from the youngest vines of the winery, grafted with Tinto Fino clones from the flagship vineyards of Bodegas Emilio Moro.
Cherry red colour covered with clear violets around the rim. The nose is very intense and complex. Red fruits of raspberry and strawberry, black ones of blackcurrant, mulberry and blackberry. Elegant fine oak, subtly toasted with notes of black licorice. Fleshy with sweet tannins that give volume, and with a long aftertaste.
Wine Spectator - 91 points
A silkiness masks depth and density in this polished red. Cherry and berry flavors are ripe and juicy, backed by vanilla, spice and floral notes. Well-integrated tannins keep this focused through the toasty finish. Drink now through 2026.
James Suckling - 90 points
Big blueberry nose and generous tannins make this a bold wine and there’s a nice freshness on the finish. If this was more polished, it would rate even higher.