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2011 Lopez De Heredia Bosconia Rioja ReservaTempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz from Spain

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I tasted up to three vintages of the same wine as it has been some time since I tasted them, and I also sampled the forthcoming vintages to be released in early 2023. The next ...

  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 92+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Ratings:

95

A very complex, aged Rioja with savory plums, mushrooms, bark, red earth, orange peel and cedar. Quite juicy, fresh and bright on the palate with a tangy, zesty palate, full of berries and oranges. Firm, long and complex with a mouthwatering finish. Such a traditional taste! Drink now or hold.

92+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2011 was a warmer and riper year, but there's not a huge difference between the 2011 Viña Bosconia Reserva and the 2010; this is perhaps mellower, with more integrated acidity. It's 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.3 and 6.7 grams of acidity measured in tartaric acid per liter, and it fermented in the 144-year-old oak vats and matured in used American oak barrels for five years. 88,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2018.

Product Description:

I tasted up to three vintages of the same wine as it has been some time since I tasted them, and I also sampled the forthcoming vintages to be released in early 2023. The next vintage of Gran Reserva will be 2004, when they produced all three wines (the rosé was not produced, of course, it was a year in the hiatus between 2000 and 2008). 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011 and perhaps 2013 (for a sentimental reason, when their father died) will also be Gran Reserva vintages. What I tasted made sense with the character of each vintage—brilliant 2010s; a warm and more evolved 2011; a very good 2012; an atypical and challenging 2013; a cool and balanced 2014; and a warmer and riper 2015. As a bonus track, I tasted (and swallowed) the 2004 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, and I can tell you I cannot wait for the wine to be released in 2024...

Product Detail

Item # 130677
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

92+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb