2009 Bosconia Reserva 92WA
La Rioja, Spain
If the bottle shape does not give it away, this is the Burgundy-inspired wine from Lopez de Heredia. With more refinement in the structure, fine tannins, this wine is pure and traditional Rioja, with a nod to the more polished and finer structured wines of Burgundy.
The 15 hecatre El Bosque vineyard is situated next to the Ebro river at an altitude of 465m, 1km away from the winery in Haro. Vines are planted on the south-facing foothills of the Sierra Cantabria range, providing them with ideal conditions for ripening. The soil is a mixture of clay and limestone. The average age of the vines is 40 years.
Graciano and Mazuelo 10%
93 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2009 Viña Bosconia Reserva shows the ripeness of the very warm and dry year. It's structured and concentrated, quite different from the finesse of the Tondonia. Bosconia has always been more rustic and powerful and Tondonia all about finesse and nuance. There are dark plums and baking spices, a touch of singed leather, the fruit very strong to counterbalance the aging in barrel. This is a powerful Bosconia. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016.
Luis Guttierez - Robert Parker Wine Advocate