López de Heredia Rioja Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva 2001

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
WA 96
TA 96
JS 96
13.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 340004

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$245.00

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Feb 2022) 4 Available
96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2001 Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva fits the profile of the wine, a little riper (is it Garnacha?) with heady aromas and a touch of rusticity. 2001 saw good yields of very healthy grapes. They started picking the reds the 15th of October, and the last grapes were picked the 29th of October with good weather. The grapes ripened properly and thoroughly, and the wine has great balance for a long aging in bottle. This is 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo that fermented in their 153-year-old oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for 10 years. It has 13% alcohol, a pH of 3.4 and 6.5 grams of acidity (tartaric). As the wine sat in the glass (even overnight), it became finer and subtler. 5,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2012. Drink: 2022-2032. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%). Often tasted last in a line up of López de Heredia reds because it comes from a slightly warmer site, this is a superb, mature cuvée of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo that shows the balance and complexity of a great Rioja vintage. Savoury, mature and well structured with notes of earth, green herbs and tobacco and caressing red fruit sweetness. 2021-30. (2021)"

96 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous, ripe aromas and flavors of dried berries, sultanas, tobacco, cigar tobacco and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, dense and layered with wonderful fruit and complexity for such a late-released wine. Drink or hold. (11/2/20)"
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96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2001 Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva fits the profile of the wine, a little riper (is it Garnacha?) with heady aromas and a touch of rusticity. 2001 saw good yields of very healthy grapes. They started picking the reds the 15th of October, and the last grapes were picked the 29th of October with good weather. The grapes ripened properly and thoroughly, and the wine has great balance for a long aging in bottle. This is 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo that fermented in their 153-year-old oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for 10 years. It has 13% alcohol, a pH of 3.4 and 6.5 grams of acidity (tartaric). As the wine sat in the glass (even overnight), it became finer and subtler. 5,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2012. Drink: 2022-2032. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%). Often tasted last in a line up of López de Heredia reds because it comes from a slightly warmer site, this is a superb, mature cuvée of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo that shows the balance and complexity of a great Rioja vintage. Savoury, mature and well structured with notes of earth, green herbs and tobacco and caressing red fruit sweetness. 2021-30. (2021)"

96 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous, ripe aromas and flavors of dried berries, sultanas, tobacco, cigar tobacco and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, dense and layered with wonderful fruit and complexity for such a late-released wine. Drink or hold. (11/2/20)"
Product SKU 340004
Producer López de Heredia
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Vintage 2001
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo
ABV 13.5%
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