2021 Veronica Ortega Cobrana Bierzo Spain

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WA 97
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2023

The finest vintage of the red from Cobrana has to be the 2021 VO Cobrana, which comes from a challenging year, with rain and pressure from mildew (and perhaps some botrytis). It's very perfumed, elegant and Burgundian...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Sub-region Bierzo
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Veronica Ortega Cobrana Bierzo is a proprietary blend from the Bierzo sub-region in Castilla y Leon, Spain. Produced by Veronica Ortega, this red wine boasts an alcohol content of 12.5% and is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

Receiving a stellar score of 97 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, the 2021 vintage has been highly praised for its exceptional quality, particularly given the challenging growing conditions that year. Reviewer Luis Gutiérrez from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate states, "The finest vintage of the red from Cobrana has to be the 2021 VO Cobrana, which comes from a challenging year, with rain and pressure from mildew (and perhaps some botrytis)." Despite these adversities, the wine has emerged as a standout.

Described as "very perfumed, elegant and Burgundian," the wine offers a floral and super tasty profile. It possesses very fine tannins and demonstrates excellent freshness and balance. Gutiérrez notes that in 2021, Ortega discovered more vineyards and achieved better yields, resulting in increased production and enhanced quality. "This is even better than the 2018, which was my favorite until now," he remarks, suggesting that the 2021 vintage surpasses previous achievements.

The wine was bottled in March 2023 and, while it has been accessible early, it is expected to improve with additional time in the bottle. A total of 7,500 bottles were produced, indicating a limited but noteworthy production.

In summary, the 2021 Veronica Ortega Cobrana Bierzo is an exemplary wine from a difficult year, showcasing the skill and dedication of its producer. With high praise from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, it stands out as a must-try for enthusiasts seeking a refined and balanced red wine from Spain.