Ontañón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Arteso 2008
Editorial Reviews for Ontañón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Arteso
This is playing coy right now with the nose alternating between being a bit dumb and effusively pouring forth herb-, earth- and ash-accented black fruits wrapped in well measured oak. Super polished on entry, this has a lovely earthy and lightly leathery tinge to the early cherry fruit of the palate. The wine gains light herb and spice notes on the mid-palate. Invisible tannins offer sufficient support to allow this to fill the mouth yet the zesty acidity keeps it lively and fresh. The fruit turns redder in the mouth with hints of red apple peels and strawberries on the back end that come with sandy soil tones and a hint of minerality. The finish is classic Rioja: cherry and vanilla, bright with a light astringency, and long but not heavy. This is rather refined Rioja. 91pts
Dark cherry chocolate notes. Black berry fruit with dark cherries too. Cocoa currents pretty big non delicate but well balanced wine.
Dark berry and chocolate aromas. A cherry flavor to boot. Decent but not a favorite of mine.
Three and a half glasses
Beautiful dark cherry cocoa nose. Great balanced palate some black tea leaves. Balanced acidity delicate sophisticated. Really nice. My fav in this Rioja tasting so far.
oak and spice, nicely balanced -- adding to my list of Fav Temps
For an aged Reserva such as this one, the wine is rather straightforward with simple red and black berries draped across a backdrop of chocolate covered bing cherries. A lovely spicy, lengthy finish makes it memorable.
Berry fruit and dark chocolate complemented by an oak flavor.
External Reviews for Ontañón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Arteso
Rubin-rot und violett schimmernd. Vielschichtiges Bouquet mit leicht würziger Note, fruchtig und mineralisch. Aromen von reifen Früchten. Erinnert an Trüffel. Ausgewogener, samtiger Wein.
Bodegas Ontanon Winery, founded over 25 years ago under a family craft area, which still endures today, has a long experience in the wine Rioja.
WA 88 Pts - Bodegas Ontanon Winery, founded over 25 years ago under a family craft area, which still endures today, has a long experience in the wine Rioja.
Stares rot, leicht bräunlich-reif, ein "vino de guarda". Bukett: Vielgestaltet und reichhaltig, nimmt Duft von Himbeeren und Schockolade zu sich. Geschmack: gut gereift, reifes Obst mit einem gerösteten Geschmack im Hintergrund, langer Abgang.
This energetic red shows cranberry, licorice and cedar flavors carried across the palate by racy acidity, weaving spice, tobacco and leafy notes over light, firm tannins. Drink now through 2016. -T.M. Wine Spectator. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2004 Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Reserva 750ml
The 2004 Reserva is purple/black in color with a fragrant nose of pain grille, scorched earth, lavender, incense, and blackberry. Dense and concentrated on the palate, it has layers of fruit, succulent flavors, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Giv... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2004 Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Reserva 750ml
A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2001 Bodegas Ontanon Rioja Gran Reserva 750ml
Food Pairings for Ontañón Tempranillo Blend Rioja Arteso
A very classic Rioja. A mixture of bramble, red-berried fruit and soft spices on the nose mixed in with hints of oak. The palate is full of fleshy ripe flavors, a firm slightly oaky middle with stylish length and excellent balance
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