El Coto De Rioja

Bodegas Contador

Benjamin Romeo 'Contador' Tempranillo 2008

Bright crimson in colour. Notes of Camphor and Sandalwood together with tarry red and black fruits. A rich flavoursome and savoury palate - medium to full bodied - a fleeting tobacco note. Firm yet silky tannins. Very polished. One of the best Tempranillos (actually 86% Tempranillo and 14% Garnacha) I’ve ever had - up there with Vega Sicilia. Shows the versatility of the Tempranillo grape and its suitability to the warm climes of Spain. One of the 1001 Wines. 98 points from Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate. — 2 days ago

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Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Benjamin Romeo makes some amazing juice. Cheers

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Classically styled Rioja - exactly what one should expect. Lovely plummy fruit, a little heavy on the vanilla notes for my taste. Great backbone of acidity. — 3 days ago

Pinotman, Ruud and 6 others liked this

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Vintage 2007 | 46 months new barrels, Tempranillo Mint and chocolate in smell, juicy, complex, beautiful elegance — 13 days ago

Bob, Andrew and 16 others liked this

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macán Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Produced by Vega Sicilia and Bodegas Benjamin De Rothschild, aged in mostly French oak (new and 1 year old) for about 12 months, deep Ruby with aromas of fresh fruits and spice. On the palate flavors of fresh youthful berry fruit, cherry, licorice, vanilla and well integrated cedar. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit character, cacao and cedar character , very nice! — 4 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1970

Pretty on the nose and amber at the edges. Orange peel, dark cherry, roses. All quite subtle. A little short and tart on the finish — 3 days ago

Paul Woolls
with Paul
LM, Jeroen and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Cathy Corison
8.9

Simple, cherries. Hits the spot. BRG at the rooftop bar. — 6 days ago

Ray, Erik and 12 others liked this

Struggling Vines

Phinca San Julián Laguardia Tempranillo Blend 2017

Vintage 2017 | century old vines, bottle 12 from 990 | Refinement! Beautiful complexity in smell with leather, tobacco, chocolate, enormous power and excellent balance — 13 days ago

Jan, Martijn and 22 others liked this

El Coto de Rioja

Special Cuvée Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Great value for pleasure. Complex notes of liquorice and spice with dark cherry and raspberry. — a month ago

Andrea DionneHeather Millette
with Andrea and Heather
Tom, Brent and 4 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

N: Marzipan, Oranges, almonds, verging on sherry, petrol.
P: weirdly fresh as a daisy, bright, you can sense the long time in American oak, but it has no weight. All this from the “ lesser” vineyard of Gravonia.
A wine to think and drink.
— a day ago

Vin, Ron and 10 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

This is not your beach quaff rose. Everything written by the other reviewers on this site is true and more. A singular, incredibly complex wine the deserves the hype. Next bottles get several hours of slow ox. — 13 days ago

Roy WhiteheadJudy Wagonfeld
with Roy and Judy
Ely, Severn and 7 others liked this