Beronia Reserva 2008, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$19.95 (50203)

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88 pts
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December 07, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an intense, sinewy and complex Rioja with all kinds of dried herbs, cedary oak, a bit of leather and dried...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Typically dusty, cedar and sandalwood, horseradish, coconut and melted butter-infused Rioja in a very commercial...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Heavy oak, harsh tannins and bracing acidity make this Rioja difficult to appreciate. Darkly coloured with bitter,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

This is not a gentle wine as the wood & fruits explode in your mouth, and I like it.

Positives: Full flavour wine featuring lots of cedar, vanilla, sandalwood, cherry pipe tobacco, dark cherry, chocolate, mocha, bramble fruit, cloves and licorice. Full body with medium+ to high tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Touch high on the heat due to the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: Decant for 30 min to ease the tannins.

Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.

Tasted: 20 Aug 2013

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Beronia Reserva has intense aromas of cherry, dark chocolate, toasted oak, coconut and vanilla. It has light to medium body, integrated, has refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and the finish is long. It is overpowered by toasted vanilla/oak without the support of the fruit – hence a sipper, or can be drunk with dominating foods; drink now – 2016. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts – recommended buy for lovers of oak. Tasted Jan/13.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Some decent red fruit covered in oak-derived coconut, vanilla and cedar. Has good acidity and, overalll, kind of works if you don't mind the tour through the sawmill. It was a pleasaent enough detour from my usual aversion to heavily oaked infected wines, but I probably won't make such a detour again for some time now that I have done it. tasted June 2014

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