Bodegas Consejo de la Alta

Rioja Tempranillo

9.012 ratings
8.51 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ron Yates

Really tight and rough around the edges upon opening. Opened up a bit after 30 minutes, but pretty disappointing overall. Especially for the 2010 vintage from Rioja. Not my favorite, but still drinkable.

Really tight and rough around the edges upon opening. Opened up a bit after 30 minutes, but pretty disappointing overall. Especially for the 2010 vintage from Rioja. Not my favorite, but still drinkable.

Feb 28th, 2018
Dimes

Tastes better as 2-1 against Real 😍

Tastes better as 2-1 against Real 😍

Aug 10th, 2020
Cathy Xu

fiery bright, yet smooth and without the mouth-pucker

fiery bright, yet smooth and without the mouth-pucker

Jul 12th, 2020
Tree Kilpatrick

Wine Enthusiast score of 92! Aroma is strangely enticing. Leaves in October, licorice/anise, and something I know but can’t put my finger on. It’s not that cedar and smoke thing most commonly found in those Rioja reds. A bit funkier. Flavors are tart, smokey and meaty. Plenty of cedar boxes and smokey, jerky meat. Hint of dried mint, sage, or tarragon. And cola. Essence of cola. This is a unique and complex Spanish red. Hasn’t lost a bit and could age a bit longer even. It’s earned it’s score.

Wine Enthusiast score of 92! Aroma is strangely enticing. Leaves in October, licorice/anise, and something I know but can’t put my finger on. It’s not that cedar and smoke thing most commonly found in those Rioja reds. A bit funkier. Flavors are tart, smokey and meaty. Plenty of cedar boxes and smokey, jerky meat. Hint of dried mint, sage, or tarragon. And cola. Essence of cola. This is a unique and complex Spanish red. Hasn’t lost a bit and could age a bit longer even. It’s earned it’s score.

Apr 24th, 2020
Mary Christoph

Great, deep bodied rioja

Great, deep bodied rioja

Oct 14th, 2019
Kirk F
9.0

Not exactly pop and pour but what rough edges there were disappeared in 15 minutes. Aroma of baking spices and oak lead to a smooth palate of toasty black fruits. Killer with the grilled chicken. After a trip to Spain in May I wanted to add some Rioja to the cellar - this was a nice start.

Not exactly pop and pour but what rough edges there were disappeared in 15 minutes. Aroma of baking spices and oak lead to a smooth palate of toasty black fruits. Killer with the grilled chicken. After a trip to Spain in May I wanted to add some Rioja to the cellar - this was a nice start.

Jan 8th, 2018
John Davidson

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Aug 19th, 2020
Josh Armenta

Josh had this 3 years ago

Josh had this 3 years ago

Dec 25th, 2019
Frank Heinz

Frank had this 3 years ago

Frank had this 3 years ago

Jul 20th, 2019
John Davidson

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Apr 18th, 2019