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Bodegas Bretón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Loriñon Gran Reserva 2001

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is very aromatic but much of the aromas come from wood. There are notes of seashells and sweet root vegetables that attempt to fill the void at the center of all the woodiness but this has a black hole nose. In the mouth this is hard and dry with a fair amount of fruit but tremendous extracted tannins that turn bitter on the short finish. A wine for masochists. 80pts

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Region: Spain » Rioja
Winery: Bodegas Bretón
Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Bodegas Bretón:
Today, between 25and 30of the gapes we process come from vineyards owned or controlled by Bodegas Breton. These total over 100 hectares, and are mainly located in Agoncilo (Lorinon estate), Briones (Domiiio de Conte estate), Ventosa (EI Zorzal estate) and Wllamedana, all in Rioja Alta The remaining gapes are acquired from growers of vineyards in Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja, with whom we closely w... Read more
Today, between 25and 30of the gapes we process come from vineyards owned or controlled by Bodegas Breton. These total over 100 hectares, and are mainly located in Agoncilo (Lorinon estate), Briones (Domiiio de Conte estate), Ventosa (EI Zorzal estate) and Wllamedana, all in Rioja Alta The remaining gapes are acquired from growers of vineyards in Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja, with whom we closely work during the growth cycle to obtain the best possible quality and ripeness. Our wines have been at the forefront of Rioja on numerous occasions. The Lorifion range combines traditional Riojan winemaking practices -using a blend of different grape varieties from different vineyards- with a modem style. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Bretón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Loriñon Gran Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,568
1.50 5
01/25/2010

This is very aromatic but much of the aromas come from wood. There are notes of seashells and sweet root vegetables that attempt to fill the void at the center of all the woodiness but this has a black hole nose. In the mouth this is hard and dry with a fair amount of fruit but tremendous extracted tannins that turn bitter on the short finish. A wine for masochists. 80pts


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2.00 5
01/29/2010

Sawdust nose. A very dry wine that melts away from the attack and dissipates.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
01/29/2010

Bit of wet wool on the nose. Acidic dark cherries with a cacophony of an electronic battery finish.



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