Bodegas Beronia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2005
Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Beronia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva
A rather classic red fruit and smoky, vanilla toast Rioja nose though on the palate this is elegant and surprisingly bright and nervous. There's still some assertive oak, here but is rather deftly done and offers a nice base for the ripe fruit character on the mid-palate which then transitions back on the juicy finish to a more toasty oak note. I had this with a roast bone in pork loin prepared with smoked paprika and garlic and the wine really handled the dish well. On a restaurant menu this was cheap, at retail it's a great value. 89pts
Nicely structured wine with a significant blast of sweet fruit tempered by smoke, oak, and licorice. Enjoyable now, but a few more years of age will fully integrate the flavors.
complex, well balanced with great dark berry, smoky, floral nose and taste. Very enjoyable on it's own.
medium bodied, lightly acidic, vanilla, red cherries, and licorice
External Reviews for Bodegas Beronia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva
A killer follow-up to the 2004 vintage which was a Spectator Top 100! The Beronia 2005 Rioja Reserva is earthy and smooth, with rustic charm balanced by bright red fruit character and excellent structure.
#52 on 2010 Top 100; This sleek red shows currant, licorice and smoke flavors in a racy texture, with light, firm tannins and bright orange peel acidity. Offers drive and elegance. Drink now through 2014. 46,666 cases made. -TM Wine Spectator. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Beronia, Bodegas Rioja Reserva 750ml