Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0718 ratings
8.949 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

19 month in oak and 17 months in bottle.

19 month in oak and 17 months in bottle.

Apr 8th, 2021
Ken Z
9.0

Drank 2/2/21.

Excellent with seared pork chops and a pan sauce.

Nose of sawn lumber, dill, spice, and red cherry. Flavors of red cherry, leather, and pomegranate are backed by medium tannins. Finishes medium with juicy red fruit. Very nice.

4/21/8/4/3 +50 =90 pts.

Drank 2/2/21.

Excellent with seared pork chops and a pan sauce.

Nose of sawn lumber, dill, spice, and red cherry. Flavors of red cherry, leather, and pomegranate are backed by medium tannins. Finishes medium with juicy red fruit. Very nice.

4/21/8/4/3 +50 =90 pts.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Randy Fuller

This very dark wine has such a rich nose it’s almost enough just to smell it. Almost. Aromas of black currant and blueberries are colored up nicely by all the oak. Clove notes are sweet and - incredibly - not overpowering. The palate is brawny and full of dark fruit. It’s loaded with minerals and acidity and firm tannins - just waiting for an unsuspecting ribeye to come along.

This very dark wine has such a rich nose it’s almost enough just to smell it. Almost. Aromas of black currant and blueberries are colored up nicely by all the oak. Clove notes are sweet and - incredibly - not overpowering. The palate is brawny and full of dark fruit. It’s loaded with minerals and acidity and firm tannins - just waiting for an unsuspecting ribeye to come along.

May 30th, 2020
Willem Jan Withagen

Found this bottle in a pile of forgotten wines. Despite the age still cherries and chocolate. Very little aging tones. But was probably better before.

Found this bottle in a pile of forgotten wines. Despite the age still cherries and chocolate. Very little aging tones. But was probably better before.

Apr 24th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Rich, dark, and deeply oaked—modern style—black plum, some fig, sweet tobacco, vanilla, coconut cream, American oak. If you like big rioja, you’ll appreciate this.

Rich, dark, and deeply oaked—modern style—black plum, some fig, sweet tobacco, vanilla, coconut cream, American oak. If you like big rioja, you’ll appreciate this.

Feb 26th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Rich and oaky.

Rich and oaky.

Mar 27th, 2019
Randy Fuller

The Beronia Rioja Reserva is a dark garnet in the glass, with a nose of black cherries and plums, abetted by leather, vanilla and a nice oak spice. The palate is rustic and savory, age showing already. Black fruit tangles with tobacco and earth notes. There’s a good tannic structure and a lengthy, savory finish. Pair it with pork, sausages and Manchego cheese.

The Beronia Rioja Reserva is a dark garnet in the glass, with a nose of black cherries and plums, abetted by leather, vanilla and a nice oak spice. The palate is rustic and savory, age showing already. Black fruit tangles with tobacco and earth notes. There’s a good tannic structure and a lengthy, savory finish. Pair it with pork, sausages and Manchego cheese.

Mar 21st, 2019
brando cox

Amazing! Great value to drink now or store for years.
AROMAS: dark fruits, herbs, candied roasted vanilla, a hint of fresh baked cherry crumble. Cassis, cerise, fig, plum, leather, cedar
TASTE: med to med high acidity, med tannins, med to full bodied, nicely balanced. Cerise and toasted vanilla, great undergrowth notes and black red fruits. Simply superb.
-decant 30 min to longer, tasting throughout.
-storage, now to 10 years

Amazing! Great value to drink now or store for years.
AROMAS: dark fruits, herbs, candied roasted vanilla, a hint of fresh baked cherry crumble. Cassis, cerise, fig, plum, leather, cedar
TASTE: med to med high acidity, med tannins, med to full bodied, nicely balanced. Cerise and toasted vanilla, great undergrowth notes and black red fruits. Simply superb.
-decant 30 min to longer, tasting throughout.
-storage, now to 10 years

Nov 27th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.3

Really delicious, doesn’t taste much like Rioja but we won’t hold that against it ;)

Really delicious, doesn’t taste much like Rioja but we won’t hold that against it ;)

Aug 7th, 2018
Kenny Baldridge

Amazing. French and American oak.

Amazing. French and American oak.

Sep 12th, 2017