Red Wine Horcajo 2018

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tempranillo aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
Wineries: Cepa 21
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Bodegas Cepa 21, owned by the prestigious Moro family, Horcajo is a premium, limited-production Spanish red wine from DO Ribera del Duero.

Made solely from Tempranillo, this red wine from Ribera del Duero is sourced from a single parcel of vines, called Horcajo, composed of sandy-clayey soils peppered with cobble stones. The vineyard is situated in Castrillo de Duero, an area with Mediterranean climate with a Continental influence.

The grapes were first fermented in stainless steel tanks and macerated for 26 days with the skins. Then the wine was transferred into French oak barrels, where it went through malolactic fermentation for around 30 days.

After that, the red wine Horcajo 2018 was aged for 18 months in the barres before being bottled.

This impressive Crianza red wine should be decanted at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Pair with casseroles, roasted meat and aged cheeses.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Horcajo is deep purple with a ruby edge and some reddish reflections. 


This is complex and impressive Tempranillo. Brooding black fruit-damson, blueberries, black cherries- with bitter cocoa, roasted coffee and a nice spicy undercurrent, evolving into wood smoke, cured meat and undergrowth.


This wine from Bodegas Cepa 21 has a taut structure, with sinewy tannins, a steely acidity and remarkable balance. Substantial and fruit-driven, with spicy oak, some cedar an Moroccan spices and a very long finish with a balsamic aftertaste and a gently mineral tang.

Our personal opinion

Quite special, Horcajo 2018 is a very serious effort with considerable potential for development.


Horcajo 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93+. James Suckling 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
For the long haul
This is certainly pricey, but I think it will evolve beautifully in the bottle. Definitely a wine for long-term storage.
Review by (Posted on 17 November 2022)
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