La Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Bodegas Vinicola Real

200 Monges Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

One of 4 wines brought to Folly Beach to enjoy a pre-15th anniversary celebration. Nose of black licorice and young pipe tobacco. Entry is a little bit sweeter, but classic Rioja with terroir driven notes, full bodied black cherry, black licorice, smoked pipe tobacco, brambleberry cola, semi-sweet plums, mint. Definitely more on the full-bodied side. Finishes long with a lot of pepper and flinty character. I honestly think this one has a solid 10 years ahead of it. — 9 days ago

Clive, Shawn and 22 others liked this

Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Drinking well now, this is a well composed wine that typifies Rioja. I first had this about six years ago, and really enjoyed it. This time round, it’s of course more mature, but perhaps falls somewhat short on the finish. The nose is absolutely knockout - it smells much more than the £15 that I paid for it - but on the palate it doesn’t quite live up to it. Still, a very pleasant drink. — 9 days ago

Keith liked this

Bodegas LAN

Viña Lanciano Single Vineyard Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

This seven-year-old Rioja is showing black plums and leather on the nose, with equally dark and savory flavors on the palate. The tannins are no longer youthfully toothy, but still have enough bite to handle a ribeye steak. A real enjoyment which will also pair well with fall and winter stews.
— 19 days ago

P, David and 2 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Dalmau Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

My first Dalmau ever. What can i say, not ready at all, but what a terrific creamy nose. Complex and velvety with an explosion of aromas of wild fruit, dark chocolate and mineral notes. The palate is a beast with good tannic backbone, freshness and beautifull oak. A serious wine with lot of potential. Powerhouse! — 11 days ago

Peter, John and 2 others liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Elciego (Alava) Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1947

Jeremy Shanker

More fascinating than delicious, but fascinating nonetheless — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Ryan and 3 others liked this

Bodegas Beronia

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Awesome. The young fruity aromas have mellowed out but still retains the freshness. Very well balanced in terms of tannin and acidity. Nothing to complain about. — 3 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

strange bottle; at first seems really oxidized with a nose of iron and old coins. The palate although was really nice, so smooth with great acidity. Really old school with leather, beef, dill and orangepeel. No wine for food, just sipping... — 22 days ago

Eric, Ronald and 10 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Shay A

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers. — 13 days ago

Mark Flesher
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Mark, Stanley and 37 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

J. Kim

Has too much presence in relation to the structure but authentic and authoritative aroma makes it compelling. The flavor could dig deeper into the core and bit more continuous but that may happen down the road. Conventional but true classic. — 6 days ago

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

smooth tannins, some vanilla but lots of red fruit as well. Still young but oh so drinkable already — 17 days ago

Ron, Jean-Philip and 1 other liked this