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Auge: Purpurrot; Nase: klassische Cabernet-Aromen wie Johannisbeeren, weiche erdige Komponenten und Aromen nach Vanil...Read more...
Earthy and funky at first with eggshell and soil notes, this blossoms slowly with raspberry and wild strawberry tones accented with dried citron pe... Read more
The nose seems a little advanced but with Plum, beef stock, Caramel, vanilla and a bit of charred wood. On the palate it shows cranberry fruit with... Read more
A bit tired but still nice. Needed about an hour to regain some of it's stuffing. Light, spicy with good background of dark fruits. Hurry up and dr... Read more
Food Pairings for Bodegas Covitoro S. Coop. Vino de Toro Marqués de la Villa Reserva
Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Covitoro S. Coop. Vino de Toro Marqués de la Villa Reserva
Earthy and funky at first with eggshell and soil notes, this blossoms slowly with raspberry and wild strawberry tones accented with dried citron peel. Light and fresh in the mouth, this shows some nutty oak up front before laying down a pure, crisp mid-palate replete with crystal clear raspberry fruit. This is high acid without being acidic and displays rare elegance and finesse with its soft and rich yet bright mouthfeel. 93pts
The nose seems a little advanced but with Plum, beef stock, Caramel, vanilla and a bit of charred wood. On the palate it shows cranberry fruit with rose petals and minerally earth. A medium bodied wine that seems really tight right now with a lot of acidity. It seems to shut down your palate a bit and didn't go very well with the food on this night.
A bit tired but still nice. Needed about an hour to regain some of it's stuffing. Light, spicy with good background of dark fruits. Hurry up and drink the last one! 3.5/5 [NR]
Blend is as follows: Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 15%, Graciano 3% and Mazuelo 2%. Pale in color, easy to drink, hints of strawberry, slightly metallic aftertaste.
A lovely race car cherry red hue. A very elegant and delicate nose replete with raspberry, strawberry and dried cherries is accented with herbs, cedar and pipe tobacco. A very direct, pure and mildly rustic palate that reflects the dried cherry elements from the nose; has a bright and uplifting acidity. The mildest hint of mineral and finessed tannins complete a pretty package. A wine to enjoy with a meal and a grand example of the traditional style of Spanish winemaking.
Can't beat the price on a 10 year old Rioja!
One of may favorite wines that delivers quality year in and year out. These guys don't f&^k aroudn -- making their wines only in prominent vintages and releasing only when they feel it is appropriate. Within these regards, they are the most serious wine makers on the planet. Now for the wine: What I love so much about Lopez de Hererdia is the bottle diversity and the way it changes as it stays open. There is always a pretty valencia orange nose, laced around this highly unique pomegrante essence that seeps out into your sinuses. Even more so, are the racy and firm Burgundian textures that open up and become alive. This is what wine is supposed to be.
External Reviews for Bodegas Covitoro S. Coop. Vino de Toro Marqués de la Villa Reserva
Medium red. Musky aromas of red currant, cherry, herbs and flowers, with a subtle mineral undertone adding lift. A medium-bodied wine with red fruit flavors complicated by sweet chewing tobacco, succulent herbs and exotic Indian spices. Gains sweetness and power on the long, sappy finish. This is delicious and pretty complex now, but has the balance to age.
This polished red delivers mature flavors of dried cherry, forest floor, tobacco and vanilla on a graceful frame. Fresh and lively. Drink now.
The 1998 Viña Tondonia Reserva is decidedly more flashy and opulent than the Bosconia in its heady suggestions of macerated cherries, licorice, menthol, tobacco, sweet oak and minerals. It offers wonderful purity and great length in a riper expression of Rioja that is more approachable today and hints at being slightly further along in its evolution than the Bosconia. Anticipated maturity: 2006-?
Bright medium red. Expansive bouquet of musky red and dark berries, medicinal cherry, rose oil and Asian spices. Juicy raspberry and rose pastille flavors are framed by silky tannins and given a boost by zesty minerality. Packs a solid punch but comes off almost weightless. The tannins fade into the sweet fruit on the finish, which is strikingly pure and very persistent. Lovely right now.
Combine old vines, traditional winemaking and the stunning 2001 season andmdash; then wait nine years. What you end up with is a wine built in four dimensions, the power and density of fruit rounded by time, the graceful hand of the winemaker capturing the season in subtle scents of rose and cherry-skin tannin. Everything about the wine is gentle while remarkably long, set to develop for another nine years or more.
Austere and old-fashioned in style, this wine's color and aroma show some oxidation, while its fruit is lean and light. The flavors are mature and the black tannins have a gentle grip, ready to drink with prime rib.
Coming from the family-run and very traditional Lopez de Heredia estate, this wine has notes of strawberry, blood orange, pomegranate, coconut, and exotic spices. Viña Bosconia is produced from the juice of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano, aged for three years in American oak barrels. The winery is one of the few in Rioja still owned by its founding family.
Auge: Purpurrot; Nase: klassische Cabernet-Aromen wie Johannisbeeren, weiche erdige Komponenten und Aromen nach Vanille, Röststoffen und milden exotischen Gewürzen; Gaumen: gut ausbalanciert, angenehme Tiefe
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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