Bodegas Franco-Españolas

Reserva Bordón Rioja Tempranillo

8.9132 ratings
8.713 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
Shay A
9.0

My last Wednesday Wine Committee to attend this year. Quite the lesson in Spanish wines! As always, all wines are tasted blind.

The most difficult of the 4 reds to figure out. I ended up going to Bordeaux with this. First notes were Cab Franc like with black and red fruits as well as a small bit of pepper, but the pepper gave way to plum and herbal notes. Probably needs another 3 years to really show appropriately.

My last Wednesday Wine Committee to attend this year. Quite the lesson in Spanish wines! As always, all wines are tasted blind.

The most difficult of the 4 reds to figure out. I ended up going to Bordeaux with this. First notes were Cab Franc like with black and red fruits as well as a small bit of pepper, but the pepper gave way to plum and herbal notes. Probably needs another 3 years to really show appropriately.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2017
Floyden Mugford

Smooth velvety earthy complexity in every sip

Smooth velvety earthy complexity in every sip

1 person found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Table Wine

Coffee flavored candy and intense dark berry aroma. Citrus end.

Coffee flavored candy and intense dark berry aroma. Citrus end.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2013
patrick

CEO/Partner Wine@ 52 degrees

8.5


When first open this reserva was extremely bright with cherry pits, little bit of cured pancetta - after an hour of being open, the brightness has now mellowed and has this beautiful roundness to it. On the nose I'm getting newly opened rose pedals, also still getting the cured pancetta along with a earthyness at mid palette and a smokey finish. Nice for the price.


When first open this reserva was extremely bright with cherry pits, little bit of cured pancetta - after an hour of being open, the brightness has now mellowed and has this beautiful roundness to it. On the nose I'm getting newly opened rose pedals, also still getting the cured pancetta along with a earthyness at mid palette and a smokey finish. Nice for the price.

Oct 30th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Pushing the pleasurable level of VA to the max (and too much for me).

Pushing the pleasurable level of VA to the max (and too much for me).

Apr 3rd, 2016
Thomas Weston

Not really tasting like a Tempranillo....

Not really tasting like a Tempranillo....

Sep 10th, 2014
Doug Burress

Sales K&L Wines

9.5

Prime New Yorks and claret night!

Prime New Yorks and claret night!

Dec 7th, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

7.5

A very basic wine. No complexity or death. But decent balance given the price. A good value for what it is.

A very basic wine. No complexity or death. But decent balance given the price. A good value for what it is.

Apr 3rd, 2013
Emily MacKinnon

Tannic. Medium-bodied. Cabbage rolls dinner. Weird with rosemary.

Tannic. Medium-bodied. Cabbage rolls dinner. Weird with rosemary.

Aug 13th, 2019
Alayne Donka

Just not very good

Just not very good

Apr 12th, 2019