Red

1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • andtheodor wrote: 94 points

    October 17, 2019 - Served double blind. Cranberry, rhubarb, wild strawberry fruit over tangy acidity. Funky, intense, a touch acetic, with a decayed leaves and beef broth savoriness. Great stuff.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Billigan wrote: 90 points

    May 25, 2019 - A little disappointed at the showing here, but I suppose a little variability comes with the territory with LdH. Beautiful, classic nose on opening, with crushed cherry, leather, warm soil, and dill aromas. The usual Bosconia litheness on the palate with resolved tannins and a lovely line of acidity, but it fell flat on the finish, which only seemed to get more sour and short as it sat in the glass (where usually LdH actually picks up steam with air). Not sure if it was just an off bottle, as the notes here are generally more enthusiastic, but I'll give this another whirl in 5 years and see if it finds another gear...

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  • wineismylife wrote: 91 points

    May 25, 2019 - WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Can be held if preferred.

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  • BillyT wrote: 94 points

    January 26, 2019 - Previous notes apply. Sorry but we were at dinner at Barcelona in Reston VA so no notes taken. Excellent, great drinking window but more life remains. Again, very Burgundian and Barolo in terroir and fruit profile yet distinct characteristics of Rioja. Just an incredibly beautiful wine.

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  • heymamalow wrote: 93 points

    October 12, 2018 - Dinner at Binomio w Asparagus and others. Concur with Asparagus on being WOTN. More than held its own against a '93 Biondi Santi and '81 Vega Sicilia Unico.

    Oozes class in the way it combines fresh red fruits and raciness with spice notes and a supple body.

    I think it can get better from here. Interested to see how it evolves.. Do the fruits give way to more secondary flavours? If i tasted it blind, I would have guessed an excellent Chambolle Musigny

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Traditional Wines, A Few Overly Alcoholic Dinosaurs and More Old Rioja Notes Than Anyone Has A Right to Taste

    (Rioja “Viña Bosconia” Gran Reserva- López de Heredia) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2012, IWC Issue #164 (link)

    (R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Bosconia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 721315040023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (2%)
  • In Cellars 460 (60%)
  • Consumed 295 (38%)

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