R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.216 ratings
9.23 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
Shay A
9.2

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers.

As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers.

Oct 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2007 ‘Vina Bosconia’ has a high percentage of Garnacho blended in (15%) with small portions Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is another sensational effort from this storied estate, especially considering the challenges of the 2007 vintage. The nose opens with beautiful red fruits with blood orange and sage that are nicely woven into the nose. The palate unveils wonderful freshness and richness considering the challenges of the vintage. Pipe tobacco, leather, crushed mint and blood orange zest all connect with the sour red fruits. Beautiful now this has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 93

The 2007 ‘Vina Bosconia’ has a high percentage of Garnacho blended in (15%) with small portions Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is another sensational effort from this storied estate, especially considering the challenges of the 2007 vintage. The nose opens with beautiful red fruits with blood orange and sage that are nicely woven into the nose. The palate unveils wonderful freshness and richness considering the challenges of the vintage. Pipe tobacco, leather, crushed mint and blood orange zest all connect with the sour red fruits. Beautiful now this has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 93

Apr 27th, 2019
Robert Gomez

General Manager, Dino's Tomato Pie

Savory, pepper, animal, clay earth, soy sauce, red and black fruit with toast. Classically balanced and delicious.

Savory, pepper, animal, clay earth, soy sauce, red and black fruit with toast. Classically balanced and delicious.

Dec 26th, 2019
E & K G

Always a pleasure to drink a Lopez De Heredia! Dried flowers galore with a solid core of dark red berries. Dusty tannins that really give the wine some character. Plenary more ahead for this one!

Always a pleasure to drink a Lopez De Heredia! Dried flowers galore with a solid core of dark red berries. Dusty tannins that really give the wine some character. Plenary more ahead for this one!

Dec 2nd, 2019
Chris Ward

Cherry, tobacco, dill, coconut really coming through. Delicious!

Cherry, tobacco, dill, coconut really coming through. Delicious!

Nov 29th, 2019
Jason Keefer

Fantastic nose of herbs and flowers, really youthful, cherry, cigar box, Grenache definitely impacts the flavor profile.

Fantastic nose of herbs and flowers, really youthful, cherry, cigar box, Grenache definitely impacts the flavor profile.

Nov 12th, 2019
Hanibal

The nose is interesting with notes of pinot noir I know it has nothing to do with the composition of the wine but it is what it is
.... ripe, rustic cherries, spices and cedar.
In the mouth, the alcohol is moderately high, the tannins are silky and almost melted, the acidity is average. A really inviting taste with an attack on the red fruits, a well-maintained mid-palate and a long finish. Spices, tobacco, cedar but no vanilla thank you. Nice structure and long in the mouth.
A very beautiful wine, an insolent youth with a nice concentration.

The nose is interesting with notes of pinot noir I know it has nothing to do with the composition of the wine but it is what it is
.... ripe, rustic cherries, spices and cedar.
In the mouth, the alcohol is moderately high, the tannins are silky and almost melted, the acidity is average. A really inviting taste with an attack on the red fruits, a well-maintained mid-palate and a long finish. Spices, tobacco, cedar but no vanilla thank you. Nice structure and long in the mouth.
A very beautiful wine, an insolent youth with a nice concentration.

Oct 17th, 2019
Greg Giere

Greg had this 7 months ago

Greg had this 7 months ago

Jun 20th, 2019
Kim Adams

Kim had this 5 days ago

Kim had this 5 days ago

Jan 12th, 2020
Sean Townley

Sean had this 6 days ago

Sean had this 6 days ago

Jan 11th, 2020