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R. Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2008 Wine Review

R. Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2008

R. Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2008

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $51.95

Drink: 2020-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: R. Lopez de Heredia

Agent: John Hanna & Sons Limited

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A tasty blend of mainly Tempranillo with some Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Rich with black fruit, cassis, herbs, smoke and tobacco flavours on the palate. An old-school Rioja that has spent a minimum of 36 months in oak with a further three to five years in bottle prior to release.

Food pairings: slow-braised lamb shanks, venison stew, pork roast.

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This R. Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2008 was reviewed on December 15, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A flavourful Tempranillo blend, (Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 15%, Mazuelo and Graciano 5%), made only in exceptional vintages. 2008 had optimal vineyard conditions. Made from hand- harvested grapes, this wine was aged in American oak barriques for 5 years, with further bottle aging. Intense ruby red with lighter rims. Beautifully fragrant, with mainly cherry, tobacco and sandlewood. The fullbodied palate reflects the nose and adds cedar, oak, leather, vanilla and herbal hints. Extra dry, tannins present but balanced, along with mouthwatering acidity. Lingering cherry, sandlewood and tobacco finish.
Enjoy now or cellar for up to a further 10 years. Superb pairing with lamb, game or dark chocolate desserts. 92/93 pts.
Bosconia Riserva 2008 is a mouth-watering Tempranillo with 10% Grenache and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo. Spiced ripe plum on the nose with black fruit, cassis, herbs, smoke, and tobacco flavours finishing long on the palate. Made only in the finest vintages, this old-school Rioja has a minimum ageing of 36 months in oak with up to five years ageing in bottle before release. - Community Wine Reviews

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