Cherry red color 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.
"This firm red displays well-integrated flavors of black cherry, licorice, cola and mineral, with solid tannins and a savory finish. Shows good balance and density, but remains slightly austere for now."
"The 2010 Hito is aged for eight months in used French barrels. It offers simple, brambly red fruit on the nose with just a hint of lavender. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a delightful, fresh, vigorous, balsamic finish. This is a pretty, light-hearted, delicious Ribera del Duero."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry, dark berries, licorice and mocha, with a subtle note of cracked pepper in the background. Juicy, penetrating bitter cherry and cassis flavors unfold to show a richer plummy character. Closes smoky and long, with gentle tannins and lingering spiciness."
International Wine Cellar
Just received and decided to compare with another open bottle. Will need time to mature, a bit thin now and not much depth. I anticipate that it will improve substantially in 6 months.