£23.65/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Viña Bosconia Reserva 2010
|Alcohol content i||13.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2010|
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.
Potatoes with chorizo / Curry dishes / Roast lamb / Lamb with fine herbs / Serrano ham / Rice with truffles / Cooked sausages / Chocolate
- Soil:Calcareous-clay / Stony
- Ageing period:60 months
- Barrel age:Used
- Type of wood:Oak
- Clarification and filtration:Unfiltered
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 18ºC and 20ºC
- ViewRuby red / Brick-red rim
- Bouquet:Ripe plums / Cherries / Smoky notes / Balsamic aromas
- Mouth:Medium-bodied / Balanced / Elegant / Long
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.by: Davo (06/11/2017) - Vintage 2005
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.by: Expatriator 69 (5 Jul) - Vintage 2009
En boca es una explosión de fruta, moras y frambuesa. Con una descomunal acidez y con los taninos a medio pulir. Nos encontramos ante una bestia en crecimiento. Como era de esperar hay que darle unos cuántos años más para que se redondee. En retronasal percibimos cierto aroma floral a rosas así como un deje herbáceo a orégano y tomillo. De persistencia media, unos dos minutos. Todavía hay aristas por pulir en boca. Le daremos tiempo y veremos su evolución.by: Carlo (19 Jul) - Vintage 2009
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.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).
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