Red

2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2019 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • aagrawal wrote: 90 points

    October 3, 2019 - Coravin. Medium ruby, clear; nose is reticent right now with some red fruit, cherry, very slight oxidation; palate is medium bodied, medium-plus acidity, some primary red fruit, some savory soy and tamari; medium length finish. Seems a bit closed right now. I'll give my other two bottles 5 years before retrying. 88
    2 hours decanted: Nose is a bit more opened up with savory cherry, slight oxidation which comes across as soy; palate is similar; finish is medium length. Well balanced, elegant, certainly not too oaky, and good balance of fruit and maturity. I think this will age a lot longer, and I'm curious what this will become, but this was nice tonight. Reminds me of Musar, but without that next level of complexity. 90

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • salil wrote: 92 points

    September 28, 2019 - Still very youthful, but fantastic to drink right now with lots of bright red and dark fruit, higher toned herbal and floral notes on the nose, nicely integrated oak and earthiness on the back end, and great overall balance. I don't own enough of this.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Edeon Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 6, 2019 - Love the oaky nose but a bit tart and acidic on the palette.

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  • grafstrb wrote: 92 points

    August 12, 2019 - -- decanted approximately one hour before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over four hours --

    NOSE: cherry Twizzlers; a touch oxidized; oaky; hint of gasoline/automotive grease; strong baked cherry; seemed to improve over the first couple of hours, before settling into its spot.

    BODY: light to medium-light bodied; ruby color of medium-shallow depth with bricking throughout.

    TASTE: high acidity; baked cherry; a bit oaky (not as much as on Nose, and to be expected from Rioja); nice today, but I'd like to see ten more years on it; little tiny TCA-like taste, but neither Ashley or I believe it to be corked; improved with air over 2+ hours; not tannic; alcohol not noticeable.

    50, 5, 12, 17, 8 = 92+

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • CHINACAT wrote: 90 points

    August 2, 2019 - Ripe dark fruit, with some earthy flavors, but still a bit oaky and tannic. Needs some more time. The 2006 Tondonia is more approachable and enjoyable right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Reserva
  • Vineyard Viña Bosconia
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 4000138540306

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 46 (4%)
  • In Cellars 840 (79%)
  • Consumed 177 (17%)

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BellaVitano Gold Sartori cheese, bison w/caribbean sauce, filet mignon, Grilled chicken, peaches, pork chops, ratatouille, zucchini squash with wild game seasoning

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