2004 Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 132

  • degrandcru Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 8, 2017 - Nose of black cherry, cedar, wet wood and some herbal noted. On the palate also some dark chocolate, high acidity and still pretty tanic. Drinks great, my last bottle, would have liked to know how this one keeps developing.

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 7, 2017 - Looks like I'm on a similar track as David with this one, as I too felt "drink up" was the call back in 2015, but this bottle tonight (also my last one), is quite a treat in that it's the best yet! What a beaut' tonight! Looks like it's still holding a ruby color with some transparency. Beautiful aromatics of cedar, red and dried red fruits, dill, anise, dried spices, wet tobacco, and a touch of floral. Knockout nose. Medium body and acid, medium (+) finish, and flavors of red and dried red fruits, black tea, licorice, and orange peel. Drank before, with, and after vegetarian chili, and it showed best without food in this case, where the complexity better showed itself. I'm pretty big on this tonight and gotta give it 91-92. Boom!

  • David_T Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 7, 2016 - My last bottle, it's been a fun ride. Showing everything you could want in an aged Rioja. Dark berries, grilled meat, a bit smoky & earthy on both the nose and palate. Integrated medium acidity/tannins, completely balanced and a nice finish. I had previously said drink now but based on this one I'd say it could make it through its 15th birthday.

  • BaylinBoy Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 2, 2016 - Soft tannins, warm cherries, tobacco, forest, wonderful wine, with body and finish still there. Loved it, best to finish on first night.

  • pavel_p wrote: (90 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Splash decant. Followed a 95 Haut Bailly and a 01 Siro Pacenti. My last bottle but alive and kicking. Sweeter fruit than the other two wines, still a fair bit of oak. Lacking about aromatic complexity, concentration and length in direct comparison.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Ondarre
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Mayor de Ondarre Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 8411423081200

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 593 (39%)
  • Consumed 934 (61%)

Food Pairing

Grilladen, Hamburger, Hartkäse, KäseTruthahn, Paella, pikante Würste, Rice & Beans, Rindfleisch, Schlachtplatte

Who Likes This Wine

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