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2005 Lopez De Heredia Vina Bosconia Rioja ReservaBlend from Spain

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"For 140 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Masterpieces which have achieved that which t...

  • 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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94

"A worthy follow up to the 2004 is the 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva, a wine that they consider the most rustic and powerful in the winery, but that I find as elegant and subtle as it gets. This feels very much in line with the 2004, maybe a notch above even, a lower yielding year. The nose is somehow closed and feels young with the elegant rusticity lurking from the bottom of the glass, clean and precise. The tannins are velvety and there is great acidity--a constant here. The wine is terribly elegant. I simply loved this wine. 99,000 bottles were filled in June 2011."

Product Description:

"For 140 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Masterpieces which have achieved that which the founder of the company, Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, defined in the late nineteenth century as the "Supreme Rioja".

Vineyard care, a scrupulous selection of grapes, ageing in oak barrels in the heart of deep underground galleries, and the later ageing in bottles, all contribute to making these illustrious wines with their exceptional bouquet.

Viña Bosconia wines come from our vineyard called El Bosque. The El Bosque vineyard is situated next to the river Ebro at an altitude of 465m and it is one kilometre away from our winery. Vines are planted on the south-facing foothills of the Sierra Cantabria range, providing them with the perfect conditions for ripening. The soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, and the average age of the vines is 40 years. In general, Viña Bosconia wines are elegant but full-bodied; have a deep colour and good structure, and are wines with great complexity and expression." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 100223
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

94 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2005
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, black berry, black cherry, tar, flower, violet, rose petal, oak and mushroom