2017 Bodegas y Viñedos del Contino Rioja Viña del Olivo

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alavesa
  • Rioja
Drink between 2023 - 2040 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 21, 2022 - Mørk rød.
    Delikat Duft av mørke bær, og noe floral. Mye vanilje og eik. Noe krydder. Noe lukket på duft.
    Syrlig anslag med mørke bær, plommer og bringebær. Krydder, noe røyk. Delikat kompleksitet. Tanniner og god lengde.
    Spennende vin, kan ligge lenge.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ttholst wrote:

    July 16, 2021 - Luftet i 4-5 timer i karaffel. Servert utendørs på 12 grader i Zalto Bdx. Lukt av mørke overmodne bær og tung søtlig vanilje. I munnen var den noe friskere, men fortsatt dominert av søtlig vanilje. Høy konsentrasjon, mørk og tett. For meg luktet og smakte dette som gammeldags Rioja.

  • GAVK Likes this wine:

    March 8, 2021 - What a well balanced and smooth wine. Of course, the presence of oak does not go unnoticed, but it’s not at all dominating despite its young age.

    It’s got all the typical traits you would expect from a high quality Rioja, but got less oak, more fruitiness and feels fresher and more crisp. I really enjoy these modern Riojas.

    Cant wait to taste this again in 10-15 years!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • eagreni wrote: 95 points

    February 21, 2020 - What a delicious punch of seductive elegance! Red and dark fruits like cherries, plums and blackberries. Leather, vanilla, toast, jasmine tea and floral tones in layers. The nose just gets better and better throughout the evening. Great concentration and superb mouthfeel, lots of beautiful fine-grained tannins. Great acidic play and an extremely long and comfortable finish. All in balance, great wine! A notch up compared to the same wine in the previous vintage. No shame in drinking this young, but the patient ones will probably be rewarded with even more graceful complexity. Great wine!

    3 people found this helpful Comment

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2021, Issue #93, Very Worthy Wines From All Over the Globe, 4/1/2021

    (Rioja “Viña del Olivo”- Viñedos del Contino (Rioja Alavesa)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2019, Issue #83, Cuné’s Marvelous Contino Estate Setting the Table for Single Vineyard Rioja

    (Rioja “Viño del Olivo”- Viñedos del Contino (Rioja Alavesa)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By James Suckling
    7/4/2019 (link)

    (Contino Rioja Viña del Olivo, Spain) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas y Viñedos del Contino
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña del Olivo
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alavesa
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 8410591004271

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 506 (94%)
  • Consumed 32 (6%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lam, Okse, sau, Sopp, storfe, storvilt

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