Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordón Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Spain

$19.95 (194753)

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90 pts
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December 11, 2010

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, elegant and evolved, reminiscent of mature old school Bordeaux, with earth, spice, slightly herbal nuances...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

http://o.canada.com/2013/01/18/curl-up-with-a-good-red-wine/ "Is still classic Rioja. Smouldering cherry smoke now,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Distinctive nose of fresh earth, bark, dried cranberry and red cherry. Medium-bodied with very pleasant, lively...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

What’s lovely about this largely tempranillo red with some garnacha and mazuela in the blend is its mature aromas and...

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Community Reviews (6)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2004 Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordón Reserva is actually 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 5% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo (label on the bottle vs. LCBO description). It is medium bodied, with intense, INTEGRATED to aged notes of red berries including red currant, oak, coconut, vanilla and faint leather. Tannins are refined (decant for half to full hour) and the finish is long. It is best to drink now, but can hold for 5 more years, when leather and musky notes will emerge. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts - a definitely recommended wine as there currently aren't any finer Rioja examples available (at least not at this price point) - just note it's Gold Medal. Tasted Dec/10.

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Rob Porter
Rob Porter

Outstanding
Need to find more at all costs.

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Jon D'Alessandro
Jon D'Alessandro

Loved this

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Philip Coville
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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted December 2011.

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