excellent red table wine for the price
Slight earthiness. Great, typical Rioja.
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.
Wine Spectator - 93.
very nice... nice with goat cheese and aged gruyere...would be nice with sausagey type things i think.
External Reviews for Lopez de Heredia Rioja Bosconia Reserva
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+.
Cubillo is Lopez’s answer to Rioja Crianza. Following the style of all their wines, this wine could be labeled a class above - as a Reserva - but they keep it a Crianza. It compares to most other Rioja wineries’ Reservas since the wine is aged for three years in oak, followed by another two to three years in bottle. The resulting wine is fruit-forward but with very developed, older-wine aromas of cherries and spices.
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.
Pale red with a brick rim. Rose, redcurrant and dried strawberry on the nose, along with a hint of white pepper. Light and delicate in texture, almost ethereal in its red fruit presentation. Silky, almost gossamer in texture and weight, with precise red berry and pomegranate flavors and no obvious tannins. If you looked at this funny, it might disintegrate. Definitely for fans of the type, and I hope that their bottles are in as good condition as mine was.
In the style of the house, this wine is light in body and mature in tone, with persistent and complex flavor. The color shows touches of oxidation, as does the initial aromas. But if you stay with the wine, earthy cherry flavors come up, minerality develops, and the mellow power only seems to gain focus. Decant this for roast pheasant with chanterelles.
This wine has matured to velvet richness, its red fruit flavors feeling cool and brisk. Heady in the middle, it ends clean. For duck roasted with cherries.
Berry, spicy, leaf, vanilla and orange peel notes mingle in this lively red. It's light-bodied, yet has good grip and bright acidity. Expressive, clean and refreshing, in the traditional style. Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graziano and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2010.
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