Rioja Bordón Reserva 2011 Wine Review
Rioja Bordón Reserva 2011
Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
Community Reviews: 10
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
This Spanish red wine is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Red Grenache and 5% Mazuelo grapes for the 2011 vintage. The wine was aged for 24 months in American white oak barrels. Aromas of dried dark fruit and herbs on the nose and palate. Dried fruit and cigar box on the palate. Finishes with spices and dusty earth. Pair with lamb. This wine produced by Bodegas Franco-Españolas. Pair with prime rib.
Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata, grilled steak.
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This Rioja Bordón Reserva 2011 was reviewed on December 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful, approachable, old world style at an accessible price point. Well balanced, dry, medium plus bodied, medium acidity, medium alcohol. Garnet. Ripe red berry, aged leather, baking spices. Pairs well with braised red meats, roasted beet spinach salad or falafel platter. Tasted 2011 reserva in November 2018. 90 points #greatvalue
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This hits the spot for traditional Rioja. It has some pretty lofty claims about "best terroir, best wine" on the label. Yes, it is good though.
This blend is mostly Tempranillo, with a smattering of Grenache and Mazuelo. Two years of white (American) oak give it a really classic feel.
Nice ruby colour. Not a lot of oxidation on it, for how old it is.
Wonderful aromas of mushroom, cherry, blackberry, coconut oil.
The flavours are savoury, but with a great fruit underpinning. Dried scrub herbs, licorice, cherry, plum, a touch of earth, and smoky humidor.
Pair this beauty with some pulled pork or something involving cured ham.
|Pam Hatton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Restrained nose of cherry, leather, tobacco. Cherry, dried fruits with food friendly acidity to carry a medium long finish. Great food wine
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Old-school Rioja, with cherry, tobacco, tomato leaf, herbs, and a hit of vanilla. 89 Points.
|Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Medium weight but nice mouthfeel and a touch less oak than some reserves. Oak is not smoky nor charred. Beautiful Spanish example.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Bell pepper and black fruit on the nose with tobacco, mocha and slight raspberry notes on the palate. The finish is smooth with dried flavor notes. Tasted November 2018.
|Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of farm, cedar and eucalyptus. Bit spicy on the palette with flavours of sour cherry, mint and dried herbs.
Would pair well with hard cheeses, red meats.
Tasted November 18, 2018
|Bordón Reserva (2011) is great value from Bodega Francos-Espanolas. Bodegas Franco-Espanolas dates back to the 1890s, in the heart of Logroño, Rioja's largest city. - Community Wine Reviews|
1 Member would buy this wine again
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