2011 Benjamin Romeo Rioja La Cueva del Contador


  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
Drink between 2014 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Vinogan(s) wrote: 89 points

    July 9, 2019 - Polished, black fruit, vanilla, heavy style, too much actually, a real bomb. Figs, plums, and a lot of heat. Still, drinks smoothly. A travesty of Spanish wine.

  • Mark van Delft Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 4, 2019 - Powerful yet elegant Rioja, purple cherry, black currant, herbs, espresso, soft tannins, velvety medium to full body Tempranillo, pencil shaving, soft balsamic and vanilla note, nice complexity, superb long finish

  • Vitisconcierge Does not like this wine: 85 points

    October 25, 2018 - Cannot understand rest of comments here. This wine is simply quaffing wine. Thick fruit layered with 15% alcohol. No balance, finesse or complexity. Perhaps only saving grave is an interesting black fruit, inky nose.

  • Mark van Delft Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 15, 2018 - Great balanced powerful Rioja, purple cherries, leather, balsamic and vanilla notes, black currant, full body, smooth, dark chocolate, great long finish. Drink now up to 10 years.

  • Life At Your Leisure wrote: 93 points

    August 27, 2016 - Opaque purple color turning violet at the rim with a reflective edge. The nose shows ripeness of fruit and high volatility amidst sharp earthiness and smoky notes. The palate is ripe, full-bodied with a fleshy but supple texture amidst vibrant acidity. Flavors of blackberry, cured meat, incense, and graphite form the core of this modern take on Rioja. Finishes long and attractively spicy with finely-grained, mineral-filled tannins. This is undeniably outstanding for a second label. Drink now until 2026.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Benjamin Romeo
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation La Cueva del Contador
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 78 (81%)
  • Consumed 18 (19%)

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