La Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Olivier Rivière

Ganko Viñedos de Cardenas Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
9.3

No Tempranillo in this cuvee these days. 50/50 Garnacha/Mazuelo. A fair amount of whole clusters add a severe bite of tannins, while early picking warrants for high acidity and plenty of red berry flavours. Post modernist Spain at its best! — 17 hours ago

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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

In full effect with tapas and paella. Minimal decanting led to amazing aromatics and palate flavors. So good we ordered another bottle! — 3 hours ago

Severn, Robert and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Blend from the late 60s and early 70s. A pretty god wine, though it needs plenty of time to open. From what I've tasted of these non vintage Tondonias they're solid drinkers but not up to the level of the regular vintage R/GR wines.

Still, nice notes of stewed black berries, with hints of tar and an almost molasses-like finish.

NB: like most old Riojas this needed serious decanting. Don't even think about opening it if it hasn't been standing up for a month first!
— 20 days ago

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Viña Real (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1973

A great comparative tasting of CUNE Vina Real GR vs Imperial with 1976, 1973, 1970, 1966 and 1964. The '73 and '70 Vina Real were my WOTN with a certain sweet grace to them. The Imperial were, on the whole, burlier. For the money, the 73 and 70 are winners. '64 was great but not at twice the price. — 5 days ago

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La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Lindes de Remelluri Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Black cherry, plum and exotic spices. M/m+ acid. M body and tannin. Long finish. Lovely wine. — 7 days ago

Keith, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Both red and black fruit, sweet tobacco, and baking spices. M acid and body. M+ tannin. — 7 days ago

Keith, Jeff and 3 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Viña Albina Gran Reserva Cenicero Tempranillo Blend 1987

Garnet color. Delicate yet complex nose of roses and red fruit. Incredibly balanced palate, soft and complex. Long finish. Very classy. — 5 days ago

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Stanley, Ron and 3 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Ygay Etiqueta Blanca Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1975

A knackered bottle and a bit stinky on the nose, but the fruit is hanging in there. A little cloudy but clearly classy. Lovely midpalate- medium bodied, poised blue fruit, cool blooded with a sour cherry finish. Getting better in the glass. Delicious — 14 days ago

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La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Cherry, strawberry, cranberry, floral, and mushroom. M acid and body. M+ tannin. Fabulous! — 7 days ago

Serge, Keith and 10 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Wow...loved this wine. Tart red fruit, med plus acid, smooth med tannins, leather, earth driven, soy, leaves, and that heavenly kiss of new american oak with vanilla and dill . Just an outstanding classic example of Rioja..IMO! — 10 days ago

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