Viña Bosconia Reserva2011
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£26.30/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
In style, Viña Bosconia might appear less accessible to the average consumer, but once tried appreciation of it is immediate. Surprising but enchanting, it boasts a slightly sherry-scented nose in the foreground, and its complexity makes for a very evocative wine. Accompanying those sherry notes are wafts of gruyere-type cheese, of iodine and fir tree resin, refreshing damp notes, balsamic hints, and even floral and India ink whiffs. Viña Bosconia is also a feminine Rioja, essentially seductive, and one of those wines whose bottles are easily and pleasurably emptied.
On the palate it exhibits very intense acidity, typical of all the bodega's wines, plus good structure and body; but it is best defined by its honesty and elegance, thus a direct wine. Once again, in just a few words, a fine wine. Always have a Viña Bosconia to hand; you won't regret it.
|Ruby red / Brick-red rim|
|Ripe plums / Cherries / Smoky notes / Balsamic aromas|
|Medium-bodied / Balanced / Elegant / Long|
Drinking and storing
Potatoes with chorizo / Curry dishes / Roast lamb / Lamb with fine herbs / Serrano ham / Rice with truffles / Cooked sausages / Chocolate
Ratings and awards
|2011||92+ PK||95 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Getting to drinking stage...
I don't think this has many more years left in it. The cork is starting to go but why wait... it's awesome, great deep colour/taste classic Rioja, drink and enjoy.
I was disappointed having read the rave reviews and. Parker score. It tasted very oaky but that is usually okay by me. However this was a thin wine with a lack of fruit, body, intensity or length.
Un must per la propria cantina
Si colloca a metà tra il fratello minore Cubillo e l'importante fratello maggiore Tondonia. Il rapporto qualità/prezzo è sempre ottimo. Risulta più agile rispetto al Tondonia ma sia in bocca che al naso mantiene una complessità straordinaria. Note legnose di liquirizia, cacao, caffè uniti a rimandi di frutta rossa candita. Da tenere sempre in cantina.
Classico, elegante, costante nello stile e nella riuscita sempre di elevatissimo livello. Tannino presente ma vellutato, alcol ben integrato nella struttura, frutto e legno in perfetto equilibrio. Da gustare con agnello (al forno o tegame) o un tagli di maiale ricchi e succosi (coppa, secreto iberico).
Un rioja tradizionale, da 10 e lode, vi stupirà Vino fine, non muscoloso, ma persistente e delicato Da provare
|Ageing period||60 months|
|Type of wood||Oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Unfiltered|
|Vine age||42 years|
|Soil||Calcareous-clay / Stony|
|Surface area||15.00 hectares|
Bodegas R. López de Heredia
R. López de Heredia (Viña Tondonia) is one of the names which inspires most respect and admiration with regard to wineries producing "fine wine". It is, moreover, the oldest winery in the emblematic town of Haro and one of the first three set up in La Rioja.