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R. López de Heredia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia 1976

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"1976 Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva is another ethereal beauty, revealing an expressive nose along with notes of earthiness, sweet perfumed fruit, cocoa, flowers and an occasional hint of white truffle that floats out of the glass....offers outstanding length and notable structure in an understated yet profound expression of Rioja. It is that rare wine that invites contemplation by engaging all of the taster’s senses. A great effort...95" Antonio Galloni 10/06. "Multidimensional nose of raspberry, black plum, orange zest, coffee, milk chocolate, game and a superripe whiff of raisin. Uncanny sweetness in the mouth, with a strong spine of acidity framing and intensifying the fruit flavors. Really remarkable acid/fruit balance. Big, rich, powerful and deep. Finishes extremely long and magically fresh. ....Bosconia, says María Jose, is a stronger, more youthful, longer-lasting style of Rioja, with more power and body. It's for the younger generation, she adds, while the Tondonia is altogether more classical...96."IWC 10/99.

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"1976 Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva is another ethereal beauty, revealing an expressive nose along with notes of earthiness, sweet perfumed fruit, cocoa, flowers and an occasional hint of white truffle that floats out of the glass....offers outstanding length and notable structure in an understated yet profound expression of Rioja. It is that rare wine that invites contemplation by engaging all of the taster’s senses. A great effort...95" Antonio Galloni 10/06. "Multidimensional nose of raspberry, black plum, orange zest, coffee, milk chocolate, game and a superripe whiff of raisin. Uncanny sweetness in the mouth, with a strong spine of acidity framing and intensifying the fruit flavors. Really remarkable acid/fruit balance. Big, rich, powerful and deep. Finishes extremely long and magically fresh. ....Bosconia, says María Jose, is a stronger, more youthful, longer-lasting style of Rioja, with more power and body. It's for the younger generation, she adds, while the Tondonia is altogether more classical...96."IWC 10/99.

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