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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 ... Read more
Wine Spectator - 93. Read more
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 intere... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Vina Tondonia Rioja Vina Bosconia
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
Wine Spectator - 93.
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.
This beautiful wine manages richness of raspberry flavors and delicacy in the palate, with a sharp butter and pepper finish.
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.
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.
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.
Heavily oaked Rioja. Grape varieties: Tempranillo - 80%, Garnacho - 15%, Graciano - 3%, Mazuelo - 2%
External Reviews for Vina Tondonia Rioja Vina Bosconia
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.
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).
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.
Pale-edged red. 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. Contains about 80% tempranillo, a bit high for Bosconia, which is always higher in tempranillo (and spends less time in barrel) than Tondonia.
Wines from Lopez de Heredia are known for their ageing potential. The Bosconia vineyard is known for its iron content, which shows in the wine. This is a gorgeous wine, with layers of complexity, with notes of mushroom, black plum, and tobacco, and a satin finish.
Dietary Information: Organic
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