López de Heredia Viña Bosconia Reserva 2011 Bottle size: 750ml

Spain, Rioja
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‘A very complex, aged Rioja with savory plums, mushrooms, bark, red earth, orange peel and cedar. Quite juicy, fresh and bright on the palate with a tangy, zesty palate, full of berries and oranges. Firm, long and complex with a mouthwatering finish. Such a traditional taste! Drink now or hold.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 95/100

‘Exhibiting a little more concentration than the 2010 release, balanced by the freshness that's a feature of Mercedes López de Heredia's reds, this is a serious, layered cuvée of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and just 5% of Mazuelo and Graciano combined. High toned and balsamic, with a volatile lift, understated oak and plenty of acidity and minerality. Earthy and complex. 2022-30.’ – Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, 94/100

‘López de Heredia’s 2011 Viña Bosconia Rioja “Reserva” is crafted this year from a blend of eighty percent Tempranillo, fifteen percent Garnacha and five percent of Graciano and Mazuelo. The wine is just a touch riper than the Tondonia Reserva in this vintage, coming in at 13.5 percent alcohol and delivering a beautiful bouquet of dark berries, black raspberries, cigar wrapper, dark soil tones, a touch of smoked meats, brown spices, a nice base of soil and a touch of bonfire in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent soil signature, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and beautifully balanced finish. This is still fairly primary in personality and the wine will be infinitely more complex if tucked away in the cellar for half a dozen years. It will age superbly. 2023-2085+.’ – John Gilman, 93/100

‘2011 was a warmer and riper year, but there's not a huge difference between the 2011 Viña Bosconia Reserva and the 2010; this is perhaps mellower, with more integrated acidity. It's 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.3 and 6.7 grams of acidity measured in tartaric acid per liter, and it fermented in the 144-year-old oak vats and matured in used American oak barrels for five years. 2022-2030’ – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 92+/100

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Condition New
Winemaker Mercedes López de Heredia
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo and Graciano
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating JS 95
Technical analysis TA: 6.7 g/l | PH: 3.3
Producer information López de Heredia is Spain's poster child for classic, traditional Rioja and is one of the wine world's great treasures. The wines of López de Heredia are oxidative, finely elegant and have a depth of umami flavour that make them so food-friendly. 'The wines are now the height of fashion… and ultimate expression of the region of La Rioja Alta', writes Decanter. Now in its fourth generation, López de Heredia have produced their wines in the same patient way since 1877. 'To capture the essence of Rioja one can’t change with every trend. For us, tradition and conviction are life-long attitudes.' – Maria López Heredia
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