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El Coto de Rioja

Reserva Coto de Imaz Rioja 2014

Excellent #rioja #riserva that I snagged from a duty free shop at Heathrow Terminal 2. It took just ten minutes in the glass to come alive - earthy but a bit more New World bramble fruit-forward versus what’s typical for the region. I have to say great buy at ~£13 — 12 days ago

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Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Vintage 2012 / Breathtaking smell. Plums. Cherries. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Really charming. But then I sipped the wine and I got a hit in the face. Sóóó extreme powerful and with high bitters. The wine shows it potential but I should put it away for another 3 to 5 years. #rioja — 4 months ago

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Martijn

Martijn

2012 vintage on 5.10.18
Not sure what is going on with this wine. Nice tempranilo nose makes you wanna taste. But in the mouth it seems all separate taste bullets. Not integrated. It was Decanted and tasted after 1 and after 24 hrs. Nothing changed.
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Peter van den Besselaar

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@Martijn just keep trust. It will open and become beautiful. I have had wines that I thought were bad buys but bottles became awesome after 15 years (eg though mourvedre).

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Vintage 2008 / Confession: I am really bad in recognising #tempranillo. So I ‘punish’ myself regularly to taste and drink it 🤨 Today it makes me really happy. A nice roof tiles colour, a smell with spices, warm cooked summerfruit, but above all: E L E G A N C E. Beautiful mouthfeel, satin, smooth. A wine you can easily underestimate, with finesse. Probably I would not recognise it as #rioja tasted blind, it is such a fine wine. Great effort of this Spanish winegrower. / technical: 85% tempranillo 10% graciano and 5% maturana. 30 months aging in French oak barrels. — 6 months ago

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Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2015

I enjoyed this #crianza #rioja in a restaurant with a good wine list. A bit less earthy, more stone fruit flavors - accompanied braised beef short ribs nicely. — a month ago

Pujanza

Norte Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Vintage 2011 / deep blackred colour, still a purple rim, rich and noble smell, great balance. Beautiful #rioja a gem from #tempranillo in the cellar — 2 months ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Excellent #crianza #rioja blend - this might be the peak time for this 2013 vintage. Earthy, laid back dark fruit aroma, lots of acidity and a touch of spice with some robust tannins that trail into a pleasing finish. — 6 months ago

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Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

Señorío de P. Peciña Vendimia Seleccionada Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Usually fresh and direct, but this one is all stewed prunes, jammy texture and heat on the finish. Hopefully, it’s not a trend. #rioja #pecina #tempranillo — 2 months ago

Bodegas Muga

Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2004

Vintage 2004 / what a benchmark for how good #rioja can be in excellent years. Tuilé brown rim,perfumed smell,elegance and still prominent: tannins. Give this wine time in a decanter. A treat. — 2 months ago

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Dick Schinkel

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Fantástico 🍷🎄

Bodegas Muriel

Barón de Barbón Vendimia Seleccionada Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Quintessential #rioja laid-back cassis aroma, medium body but quite an earthy taste and more robust acidity than typical with well-integrated tannins. — 6 months ago