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Hombros 2020



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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Clusters of grapes can be separated into two parts: the shoulders and the tips. The latter are formed on the lower halves of the clusters, where the freshest grapes are concentrated. On the shoulders, the upper part, are the riper grapes which produce this magnificent Mencía red. Succulent fruit and a mineral character are its distinctive traits.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Violet glints / Clean / Bright / Opaque
Ageing notes / Vanilla / Coconut / Chocolate / Tobacco / Candied fruit / Toasty notes / Mineral notes / Balsamic notes / Spicy notes
Full / Flavoursome / Elegant tannins / Rounded / Powerful / Balanced / Long / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Roasted peppers / Ham on toasted bread / Roasts / Sheep cheese

Ratings and awards

202191 PK
201991 PK92 PN92 SK
201892 PN92 SK
201792 SK
201693 PN90 SK
201592 PN92 SK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Suckling

The Mencía red 2021 Hombros was produced with grapes from the paraje Valdaiga in Valtuille de Arriba. It fermented with uncrushed grapes and matured in rolling 225- and 500-liter oak barrels with the lees. Despite the moderate alcohol, 13.5%, the sensation is quite-ripe fruit and generous sweet spices. It's medium-bodied with fine tannins and a tasty and long finish. 21,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2023.

— Luis Gutiérrez (10/08/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2021 - 91 PARKER

Ripe plums, orange zest, baking spices, dried flowers and black olives on the nose. It’s full-bodied with silky tannins and fresh acidity. Round, juicy and caressing. Plenty of ripe fruit, flowers and sweet spices with mocha after-notes. Drink now or hold.

— James Suckling (14/10/2021) Vintage 2018 - 92 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

8 reviews

The winery

Bodega Casar de Burbia

Bodega Casar de Burbia

Casar de Burbia is a purely family-owned winery that was founded by Nemesio Fernández Bruña, the first generation of a saga of vine growers and vine-growers, as they themselves like to call themselves, which has survived to this day. That boy who, back in the 1940s, was entrusted with cleaning the clay vats as he was the only one who fit through the narrow mouths, decided in 1989 to make his dream come true and began to acquire old vineyards in El Bierzo. Obsessed with altitude...