Bodegas Ondarre

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9208 ratings
9.17 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, fresh, ripe floral; blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries & plum. Black raspberries cola, big vanilla, cinnamon, some clove & nutmeg, caramel, black licorice, dark rich soils, soft, dry, powdery minerals and lots of purple flowers & violets.

On the palate; the body is medium. The tannins are dark, slightly tarry and gently sticky. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, mulberries, plum, blue fruits & black raspberries with strawberries coming on late as it opens. Black raspberry & raspberry cola, soft baking spices of; vanilla, cinnamon, clove & nutmeg in that order of intensity, soft, black licorice, dark spice, soft powdery minerals and fine, dusty, dry rock powder, some rich, moist, dark semi-sweet earth, some leather, fresh, bright, purple flowers & violets, waterfall acidity and ripe, ruby, elegant, juicy, fruit finish with notes of earth. Delicious & very easy to drink.

Photos of, an amazing shot of Rioja. Ondarre barrel room. The library cellar at Ondarre. Bodega Ondarre.

@Delta One

On the nose, fresh, ripe floral; blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries & plum. Black raspberries cola, big vanilla, cinnamon, some clove & nutmeg, caramel, black licorice, dark rich soils, soft, dry, powdery minerals and lots of purple flowers & violets.

On the palate; the body is medium. The tannins are dark, slightly tarry and gently sticky. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, mulberries, plum, blue fruits & black raspberries with strawberries coming on late as it opens. Black raspberry & raspberry cola, soft baking spices of; vanilla, cinnamon, clove & nutmeg in that order of intensity, soft, black licorice, dark spice, soft powdery minerals and fine, dusty, dry rock powder, some rich, moist, dark semi-sweet earth, some leather, fresh, bright, purple flowers & violets, waterfall acidity and ripe, ruby, elegant, juicy, fruit finish with notes of earth. Delicious & very easy to drink.

Photos of, an amazing shot of Rioja. Ondarre barrel room. The library cellar at Ondarre. Bodega Ondarre.

@Delta One

2 people found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2018
Joe Roth

Not a Gran Riserva but has aged well.

Not a Gran Riserva but has aged well.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2020
Justin Chin

One of the most under appreciated wines and regions. 36 years old and still ticking. Can’t imagine what the Gran Reserva would taste like.

One of the most under appreciated wines and regions. 36 years old and still ticking. Can’t imagine what the Gran Reserva would taste like.

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2017
Carly Streeter

Carly had this 6 years ago

Carly had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2016
Yuri Lazarev

Риоха в старом, классическом стиле. За 5 евро - находка.

Риоха в старом, классическом стиле. За 5 евро - находка.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016
Benny Riccardi

Super bright and herbal

Super bright and herbal

May 14th, 2016
Sydney Palmer

Very smooth red no burn

Very smooth red no burn

Dec 15th, 2021
Bill Morgan

Smooth dark fruit flavors

Smooth dark fruit flavors

Sep 26th, 2021
aisforalan

delicious. buy again from main street wine. orleans.

delicious. buy again from main street wine. orleans.

Jan 9th, 2021
Cindy Glennon

Loved it, perfect. Salem Wine Imports.

Loved it, perfect. Salem Wine Imports.

Oct 26th, 2019