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Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Rioja 2000

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This opens with just a touch of an acetic tone then turns layered with an earthy, leathery core of jellied raspberry fruit with a touch of vanilla and high tones of pepper, cedar, and a brisk saline note. With airing this gains nuanced floral and star anise tones as well as a smoky top note. In the mouth this is really bright with zesty, mouth cleansing acids framing slightly spicy yet intense strawberry fruit. There is an edge of Burgundian funk adding complexity on the lovely medium bodied mid-palate and a glassy mineral note pops out on the backend leading to a medium length finish with brisk strawberry and pomegranate tones. This would be killer with a fine Paella Valenciana! 89pts

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Editorial Reviews for Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Rioja

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
11/07/2008

This opens with just a touch of an acetic tone then turns layered with an earthy, leathery core of jellied raspberry fruit with a touch of vanilla and high tones of pepper, cedar, and a brisk saline note. With airing this gains nuanced floral and star anise tones as well as a smoky top note. In the mouth this is really bright with zesty, mouth cleansing acids framing slightly spicy yet intense strawberry fruit. There is an edge of Burgundian funk adding complexity on the lovely medium bodied mid-palate and a glassy mineral note pops out on the backend leading to a medium length finish with brisk strawberry and pomegranate tones. This would be killer with a fine Paella Valenciana! 89pts


Member Reviews for Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Rioja

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3.50 5
11/07/2008

Floral, red fruit nose. The palate is bright with some black pepper and spice. Holds a lot of juicy red fruit, mostly strawberries. Quite an interesting wine.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.50 5
11/07/2008

This beautiful wine manages richness of raspberry flavors and delicacy in the palate, with a sharp butter and pepper finish.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
11/07/2008

Extremely smooth and slick. A bit of a tang on the finish. A little mineral watery, but pleasant. Thin tasting without a lot of body, but tastes well made.

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  • mineral

  • Snooth User: Philip James
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    2.50 5
    11/07/2008

    Light on the nose, but with an interesting chemical quality thats barely present. Aged and mellowing, retaining high acidity. Its very mineral - like sucking on a small pebble (the acidity makes the mouth water which helps with this analogy). Fairly meaty and earthy.


    Snooth User: solomania9
    63312,961
    4.00 5
    02/26/2009

    Since my Dec 08 review I've tried some old barolos, and this shares some of their round fungal acidic traits, but with more of an acidic greeting. Sublimely mellow and loud at the same time. With each sip I taste something new, but I'll be damned if I can name them all.

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  • acidic
  • mellow

  • Snooth User: Heathen83
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    3.00 5
    03/08/2009

    Heavily oaked Rioja. Grape varieties: Tempranillo - 80%, Garnacho - 15%, Graciano - 3%, Mazuelo - 2%


    External Reviews for Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Rioja

    External Review
    08/25/2008

    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. Vi¤a 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.


    External Review
    10/01/2008

    This wine has evolved perfectly showing a deep ruby colour with shades of orange. Its nose is persistent, full bodied and showing a lot of mature fruit, being dominated by the Tempranillo grape. Its taste is round, smooth, fresh, full of body and persistent (Lopez Heredia).


    External Review
    04/09/2008

    Coming from the very traditional family-run Lopez de Heredia, this wine exhibits nuances of strawberry, blood orange, pomegranate, coconut and exotic spices. Vi¤a Bosconia is produced from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano that has been aged for three years in American oak barrels. The winery is one of the few in Rioja that is still owned by the founding family.




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