R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.174 ratings
9.27 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
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9.4

Limpid ruby-red. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, cherry, vanilla, cured tobacco and exotic spices, and a potpourri note builds in the glass. Sweet, penetrating red fruit preserve, cherry cola and lavender pastille flavors are complicated by mineral and candied licorice flourishes. The impressively long, subtly tannic finish shows real energy and tight focus, and leaves floral and red berry notes behind. Aged for five years in American oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021)

Limpid ruby-red. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes raspberry, cherry, vanilla, cured tobacco and exotic spices, and a potpourri note builds in the glass. Sweet, penetrating red fruit preserve, cherry cola and lavender pastille flavors are complicated by mineral and candied licorice flourishes. The impressively long, subtly tannic finish shows real energy and tight focus, and leaves floral and red berry notes behind. Aged for five years in American oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 28th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of ripe strawberry and black cherry with currants, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and earthy character.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, spice and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of ripe strawberry and black cherry with currants, tobacco and cedar notes. Fine tannins, long finish, savory ending with tobacco and earthy character.

Mar 18th, 2021
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.2

Took an hour to have the American oak blow off and for the tannins to integrate. Too rough for the bolognese it was paired with, but hours 2-3 with it decanted were excellent elegant fruit with depth and structure. Long life ahead, per usual.

Took an hour to have the American oak blow off and for the tannins to integrate. Too rough for the bolognese it was paired with, but hours 2-3 with it decanted were excellent elegant fruit with depth and structure. Long life ahead, per usual.

Feb 15th, 2021
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

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2019
Robert Gomez

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
Jean-Philip Journeault

2007

Apr 17th, 2021
Ryan Housman

Perfect pairing for our spinalis

Perfect pairing for our spinalis

Mar 7th, 2021
Al McKenna

Nom nom...well aged and needs to breathe. Well worth the $38.

Nom nom...well aged and needs to breathe. Well worth the $38.

Dec 25th, 2020
CaptainVino!

Really nice. Leather, earth, red fruit, yet still complex, delicate and light on its feet. Buy for cellar! Years to go. ~$40.

Really nice. Leather, earth, red fruit, yet still complex, delicate and light on its feet. Buy for cellar! Years to go. ~$40.

Dec 12th, 2020