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R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja 2003
The vineyard “El Bosque” is situated beside the river Ebro. Height is 509 yards and it is less than a mile from the winery. The soil is clay and limestone, the average of the vines is 40 years. It has a total of 37 acres: 11 of Tempranillo, 2 of red Granacho, 1 of Manuelo and 1 of Graciano.
excellent red table wine for the price
Too much oak for me, great berries on the nose and the palate, but not sure if I would drink again...
Smooth and uncomplicated. A tad bit more body than a pinot noir.
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Medium red. Ripe red fruit, flowers and spices on the nose, with a smoky nuance emerging with aeration; very fresh for this notoriously hot vintage. Concentrated but not at all heavy, with intense red berry and floral pastille flavors and a deeper note of singed plum. The finish is bright and high-pitched, with lingering cherry and raspberry flavors and a hint of candied licorice.
The 2003 Vina Bosconia has another enticing bouquet: hints of cooked meat, hickory, peat and rosemary that is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with firm dry tannins and a poised, lifted earthy finish with touches of soy and sea salt on the aftertaste. This deserves several more years in bottle. Drink 2018-2030+.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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