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Viña Bosconia Reserva 2008

Viña Bosconia Reserva

Rioja (Spain)

It's quite likely that when you open your first bottle of Viña Bosconia, you will already be acquain...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Viña Bosconia Reserva 2008


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Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2008


It's quite likely that when you open your first bottle of Viña Bosconia, you will already be acquainted with the Viña Tondonia Reserva. We should point out that you won't find the same wine, but definitely the same elegance; and you will encounter another great fine wine. As Don Rafael, the winery's founder, described them a good many years ago, a fine wine is one of superior quality, easy to drink, a wine that has identity and is able to accompany local speciality dishes. So have slices of ham, roast lamb or potatoes with chorizo at the ready, and prepare to enjoy.

Viña Bosconia is more fruit-driven than Viña Tondonia, and has more depth and structure (also a spot of rather superior Tempranillo); it is warmer, less dry and more powerful; but equally elegant, another fine wine and, above all, another great classic.

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.

Food pairing

Cooked sausages / Lamb with fine herbs / Roast lamb / Chocolate / Serrano ham / Potatoes with chorizo / Rice with truffles / Curry dishes


  • Soil:Calcareous-clay / Stony
  • Climate:Atlantic


  • Ageing period:60 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:Oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered

Tasting notes

  • ViewRuby red / Brick-red rim
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Ripe plums / Smoky notes / Balsamic aromas
  • Mouth:Balanced / Elegant / Long / Medium-bodied


  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 18ºC and 20ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Audax (02/06/2019) - Vintage 2007

Der andere Rioja

Aus guter alter Tradition ein anderer Rioja mit viel Finesse sehr ausgewogen. Ein typischer Tondonia - Bosconia wie ich ihn kenne.

by: Jalisco (23/11/2018) - Vintage 2006


Vino a la antigua usanza me ha defraudado mucho seguramente el Sr Parker y yo no no tenemos los mismos gustos.

by: nico tb (16/09/2018) - Vintage 2006

ligera acidez, no ha ganado con el tiempo

Puntuación media, buen vino olfativamente, falta potenciación en , paladar ligera acidez. No creo que se trate de un vino que pueda mejorar con el tiempo.

by: Duccio (13/08/2018) - Vintage 2006


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).

by: Bernhard K (29/05/2018) - Vintage 2006


Reife, Finesse, Eleganz. Frische Säure, zeitloser Wein. Ragt wohltuend aus dem Meer des Mainstreams. Nicht für alle Geschmäcker. Für meinen schon...

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