Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2019

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Light nose of cherries, red plums, raspberries, earth, light oak, tobacco and coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with currants, light wood, spices, coffee, black plums, cherries, earth, black pepper, tobacco leaf, herbs and light vegetables.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Rioja Reserva is easy drinking and good with food. Showing a soft mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.

I paired it with a dry aged steak in blue cheese.

A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano. Aged in French oak barrels for 26 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 6 days ago

Daniel, Peter and 12 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos

Viña San Román Toro Tempranillo 2009

Still intact. But it’s too ashy and bitter for me.

Better balance and more suppleness on day 2.
— 22 days ago

Tom, Bob and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 1982

Gorgeous and soft and pretty. Orange rind, pluming, a sweetness. Pale in color and pure and light. Delicious — 2 days ago

Paul Woolls
with Paul
Juan, Iwan and 4 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

100% tempranillo, aged in oak for 2 years. Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, spice and herb notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and blackberry with notes of oak and black pepper notes. Fine soft tannins, great balance with acidity, long finish ending with fruit, vanilla, oak and slight earthy spice character. Will age short term! — 10 days ago

Dawn, Juan and 3 others liked this


Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2020

This is a well-made Tempranillo that is extremely powerful and earthy, but I would wait at least 5 years before consuming it. The 2020 vintage is too strong at this time but consider drinking this wine in 2029. — 13 days ago

jesus and leon liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Blend of 84% Tempranillo and 16% Mazuelo (aka Carignan) from the highest plot within their estate. Aged in American oak barrels. Classic — 4 days ago

Ted, Martin and 1 other liked this

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Last Sunday lunch with Roast Lamb. A 20 year old Rioja fitted the bill nicely. A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Aged in new French and American oak for 24 months. Aromatics of tobacco leaf, plum, ashphalt and a bit of tar. A medicinal note the following night. The palate is medium to full bodied with berry, plum and liquorice. Resolved Tannins - quite fluid. This was Wine Spectators No. 1 wine for 2013 and now drinking at its peak but could go on for another 5 years on the evidence of this superb wine. — 7 days ago

Ray, Peter and 27 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2016

Drinking nicely. Floral notes on the nose. A hint of lilac. Lots of tannin but reasonably well integrated. Lots of life left. Super long finish — 15 days ago

Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Nice full bodied wine. Very. V2018 — 7 days ago

Jorge Rodriguez
with Jorge