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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Bodegas Franco-Espanoles Rioja Bordon Rioja Gran Reserva) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/29/2012, (See more on 92 points

    (Bodegas Franco-Españolas Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva) Dark ruby color; complex, evocative, licorice, chocolate, caramel, dried berry nose; maturing, tart cherry, tart berry, dried berry palate with medium acidity and fully integrated oak; will go 10-12 years; medium-plus finish (80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano; destemming and soft crushing of the grapes before fermentation for 10 days in stainless steel tanks at 26 degrees centigrade, followed by maceration in contact with skins for 7 days; aged 3 yrs in American oak barriques of medium and intense toast plus 2 yrs in bottle before release; only $22 in U.S.)

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