La Rioja, Spain

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1991

Fab 27yr Old Rioja @ £62 drinking like a Burgundy & perfect in a Zalto Burg glass

🏵 92 points

🍷 Garnet cherry w/ brown hue

👃 Leather & balsamic infused mulched spiced cherry w/ soft smoked oak, sherry, wet earth, cocoa, red berry, herbs & gooey date jam

👄 Med smooth, touch tart, red cherry & berry bathed in balsamic w/ a mocha touch

🎯 Med+ touch dry oaky driven red cherry & berry fruits w/ an earthy balsamic caramel figgy linger
— 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great $ for that bottle.
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...Or great £ rather.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

First time tasting the ‘05 Tondonia...excellent, more long term aging potential than the ‘04. Still substantial American oak and sweet fruit to integrate. — 4 days ago

Ira, Severn and 11 others liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Baron de Chirel Reserva Rioja 2012

Running a little hot on the tongue. Good fruit but not much complexity. Not a bad value wine, just don't expect a world class blend. Might have missed its peak. — 9 days ago

Ron, Phil and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Flor de Muga Rioja Tempranillo Blend

I don't normally pay more than about $20 for #rosé 🎟, but this $32 Bodegas #MUGA Rosado Flor de Muga (from #Rioja) is worth every penny. Pale pink in hue, it is delicate yet intensely floral with a irresistibly citrusy, melony finish. Install a faucet 💧 of it in yer place this summer. #rosewine #yeswayrose #roseallday — a day ago

Gerardo, Craig and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Exopto / Bodegas Rug

Bozeto de Exopto Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Weeknight Rioja, keeping it simple, 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano. Notes forthcoming...

Nose is spiced cherry with a secondary aroma of dried cranberry, the unsweetened version. Palate has dried cherry, ripe plum with some dry stemmy notes, all good stuff. Priced at $18, this was the last of three bottles we purchased 38 months ago. I'm very satisfied with the experience to price ratio.
— 10 days ago

Lyle, David and 16 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Love Rioja that is heavy on Garnacha. Pretty unusual.
Severn Goodwin

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Yes, tasty stuff

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Dirt with a capital “D” - soft and well balanced sour cherries great funk! Nice and lively acidity! — 9 days ago

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Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

My son came over for dinner so I opened my last bottle! Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I wish I had more! — 10 days ago

Shay, James and 3 others liked this

Olivier Rivière

Gabaxo Rioja Garnacha 2016

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.2

The long awaited first taste of the new vintage didn’t disappoint. Gabaxo is personal and so very exciting. 2016 somewhat more refined compared to previous vintages. Most likely good thru 2025+ — 4 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Amezola de la Mora

Viña Amézola Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

Vintage 2015 / from magnum with an appreciation of owner Martin from Pollevie in den Bosch #rioja Gets richer with aeration, cedar, tobacco. Harmonious taste. — 6 days ago

Eric, Diederick and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2001

Peter Marks
9.5

Sandlewood, cedar dried red fruits, sun dried tomatoes. Incredible finish! — 5 days ago

Keith, Bob and 1 other liked this