Beronia Reserva 2009, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$19.95 (50203)

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88 pts
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Critic Reviews (7)

Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Good intensity on the nose with ripe plum, dried strawberry, some warming spice, leather and an earthy tobacco...

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

Raisined, dried fruit, slightly oxidative on the nose, showing some age, but still quite attractive. Has some sweet...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Scents of prunes, raspberries and baked raisins open this old school red, with earthy spice, barnyard, leather, dark...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Marked aromas of coconut, tobacco, dill, cherry, red plum and leather. The flavors are equally complex. A nice...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

After a string of banner vintages, 2009 brought puzzling weather conditions and high yields to Rioja. So what was a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very traditional, heavily wooded Rioja. Good depth, structure and poise with resinous, coconut and nougat...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A new arrival onto the Vintages Essential List this perfumed red has a lot of American oak masking the fruit so...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Beronia Reserva, composed of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo of undisclosed percentages and aged in French and American Oaks for 18 months, has impressive aromas of sweet coconut, vanilla, oak and subtle leather on the nose and oak, coconut, vanilla and black cherry and blackberry on the palate. It is a medium to full bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with fresh acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and a long and smooth finish. This is a powerful wine that deserves to be enjoyed on its own despite being food friendly; drink now till 2025 (long cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 92-93 pts – recommended for its quality and value – STOCK UP before it sells out. Tasted in Dec/14.

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