La Rioja Alta, La Rioja

Bodegas Riojanas

Viña Albina Reserva Cenicero Tempranillo Blend 1964

A wonderful bottle. Gorgeous deep plum fruit, black cherry, damson, bloodiness, violet. Some secondary notes of leather. Inky. Astonishingly fresh for a wine over 50 years. Dark and rich in color. Crystalline. An exceptional bottle. — 13 days ago

Lindsay Lee
with Lindsay
Severn, Josh and 11 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1995

This was a thing of beauty. After an hour decant, it was singing! Balance of primary, secondary and tertiary flavours. Delicious. — 16 days ago

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macán Clásico Rioja Tempranillo 2015

This is very rustic and austere Rioja. Dark purple color. Good nose with with red fruit, leather, cedar, and cassis. On the pallet the fruit is dialed way down, and the oak and earthy flavors dominate. It is full bodied, high alcohol, with medium plus acidity and a dry medium tannic finish. IMHO it lacks integration but very drinkable and will punch you in the face again and again. Very powerful wine. — 4 days ago

Paul, Aravind and 11 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from some of CVNE's best vineyards in the Rioja Alta (85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), aged in both French and American oak for 24 months. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with licorice, vanilla, tobacco & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, wonderful balance, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Very nice! Tried several bottles! — 4 days ago

Alex, Juan and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2009

Oxidative, candied lemon, dried flowers, almond skin, tangerine and pear, salty and mineral. Spectacular with 30 month comté! 😍 — 19 days ago

Ely, Ben and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1987

Because tomorrow is 40 (real score 98… excellent) — 21 days ago

Ryann Swan
with Ryann
Byron, David and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

fantastic nose of coconut, dill, leather, dried fruits and aromat. Palate is quickly fading away in a few hours. If you still have some bottles, drink up! — 10 days ago

Iwan, Peter and 3 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

This feels big and international for Rioja. Purple plums, black cherries, a hint of plum/apricot kernel and some sweet cocoa. None of the transparency of the more traditional producers like LdH or La Rioja Alta. Dense, tannins a bit chalky. Time won’t hurt. — 7 days ago

Tom, Ira and 22 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

From 80% tempranillo, 15% garnacha and 5% carignan (mazuelo) and graciano. Clear deep ruby color with brickorange hue; Complex elegant nose of herbs, dill, potpourri, oak, dried cherries and figs, and chocolate; mature taste with a bit of bitter almonds, dried mulberries, powdery tannins, medium acids and alcohol, prominent oak profile, and a long leathery finish. Perhaps some brett here. — 11 hours ago

Juan, Joe and 3 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

An intense and big boned Rioja this is.
Nose of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, plums, leather, smoke, cocoa. Very nice palate of chocolate covered cherries and licorice. A Rioja of great depth and length. Want some more please…
— 8 days ago

Jamie, Sander and 6 others liked this