Andalucía, Spain

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2009

The white wines from LdH are rarely boring and this example of the 2009 Gravonia is no exception. It’s always fun to see casual wine drinkers reactions. Most can’t tell if they love them or hate them. 100% Viura, this bottle poured a deep golden color. Notes of ripe melon, funky cheese, roasted nuts and damp basement on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with a somewhat waxy texture. Notes of melon, lemon, ginger gummies and nuts. Lovely acid. Finish is long. A wine with real character and substance. A wine that makes you think. — 17 days ago

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Iwan

Perfect description for this wine
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Contemplative wines, Fer sure!

Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Herbaceous, chocolate cherry, cedar. Just an outstanding cost conscious rioja! — 16 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend 2010

Medium intensity ruby medium wide ruby rim . Pretty open , spicy , blackberry , dark plum . In the mouth pretty dark , spicy blackcurrant , blackberry , dark plum , touch of floral notes . Quite high acidity , tannins still very present , long and complex , touch of mineral , cocoa and coffee notes . Alcohol slightly noticeable but doesn’t detract from the overall experience . Ok now though will improve over the next 5-10 years . After a while deep and closed , more chocolate richness . — a month ago

Byron, Bob and 2 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Timothy Eustis
9.4

Cigarbox. Needed air. 2015, but opened up beautifully. Super Bordeaux in style. Amazing. — 4 days ago

Severn, Peter and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2010

Classic Rioja. Plum, vanilla. Solid core backbone of acidity. — 4 days ago

Aravind, Paul and 8 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

The ‘11 Ygay is drinking like a classic. It’s a big, oaky blend that’s deep ruby in color with scents of graphite and cocoa. Deep dark flavors with firm tannins and a hint of vanilla. Still has lots of legs. — 7 days ago

Severn, Ray and 10 others liked this
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I love love that hutch! Is it a wet bar?

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1987

WotN. Unexpected freshness and structure for such an old Tempranillo. — 2 days ago

Juan, Ira and 7 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2011

Needed at least an hour to open up. Wasn’t good until then. Great combination of savory flavors. — 9 days ago

Sagee, Joel and 7 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Touch too much oak. — 2 days ago

Juan, Severn and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Slightly more intense colour , narrower garnet rim. More elegant complex and darker fruits . More intensely fruited but less roasted . Again quite mineral , medicinal even , but elegant and with more fruit extract than the Bosconia . This comes across as more tannic needing more time than the Bosconia . Deeper and fuller on the finish . Better in 5 years will last a further 5-10. Tasted 01/09/2022 — a month ago

Byron, Andrew and 9 others liked this