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Benjamin Romeo Tempranillo Blend Rioja Contador 2003

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[99 pts The Wine Advocate] The 2003 Contador (a meager 200 bottles for the American market) was sourced from three tiny parcels ranging in age from 65-80 years. It was fermented in new French barriques aged for 12 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The result is a spectacular wine with a remarkably expressive nose of pain grille lead pencil spice box espresso black currants and wild blueberries that roars from the glass. The opulent palate is mouth-coating thick and full-flavored with the structure well-concealed by the masses of fruit. This legend in the making while irresistible now should evolve slowly over 2-3 decades much like a first growth Bordeaux and still be drinking at age 50.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/26/2013

This bold, tightly wound red shows keen acidity, with expressive plum, cranberry and orange peel flavors framed by vanilla and toasty oak notes. Sharp now, but food should moderate the acidity, and time should bring it into harmony. Drink now through... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2003 Benjamin Romeo La Vina de Andres Romeo 750ml



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[99 pts The Wine Advocate] The 2003 Contador (a meager 200 bottles for the American market) was sourced from three tiny parcels ranging in age from 65-80 years. It was fermented in new French barriques aged for 12 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The result is a spectacular wine with a remarkably expressive nose of pain grille lead pencil spice box espresso black currants and wild blueberries that roars from the glass. The opulent palate is mouth-coating thick and full-flavored with the structure well-concealed by the masses of fruit. This legend in the making while irresistible now should evolve slowly over 2-3 decades much like a first growth Bordeaux and still be drinking at age 50.

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