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Rioja Bordón Reserva Tempranillo

8.9110 ratings
8.711 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
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
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
Daniel Wisner

When first opened it smelled like soft rose petals and ripe cherries. Started out a little tart. After an hour, it mellows out into dark berries, light earthiness, and a slight hint of smoke on the finish but not too harsh. $12'ish at Costco. #wine

When first opened it smelled like soft rose petals and ripe cherries. Started out a little tart. After an hour, it mellows out into dark berries, light earthiness, and a slight hint of smoke on the finish but not too harsh. $12'ish at Costco. #wine

Jul 18th, 2017
Vincent Wouda-Séguin

Extremely smooth. Went down so easily. Paired lovely with a sausage rigatoni. Balanced cherry and mixed berry tannins, slight vanilla on the finish. Amazing!! Suggest to let it decant to bring out the flavours

Extremely smooth. Went down so easily. Paired lovely with a sausage rigatoni. Balanced cherry and mixed berry tannins, slight vanilla on the finish. Amazing!! Suggest to let it decant to bring out the flavours

Apr 17th, 2017
K S
9.4

2008. Smoooooth love it

2008. Smoooooth love it

Mar 4th, 2017
Randy Slepchik

Hearty. Gets better the longer it stays in the glass.

Hearty. Gets better the longer it stays in the glass.

Dec 25th, 2016