Ontañón Reserva 2004

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$25.95 (725895)

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90 pts
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January 18, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The animal that is an '04 Rioja Reserva is a VINTAGES darling. Here is yet another example in a long line-up spread...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Having tasted around a half-dozen wines from here over the past several years, my impression of Ontañón is one of a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite elegant, almost suave Rioja texturally, but you will need to like the mature leathery, meaty aromas...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An earthy, savoury, slightly funky example of Rioja Reserva, complete with raisined/dried red fruit flavours, tobacco...

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Community Reviews (5)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This 2004 Ontañón Reserva, composed of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano that was aged in American Oak for 24 months, has intense aromas of clove, fennel, cigar box, tobacco leaf cherry and sour cherry. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, aged wine; with refreshing acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a long to extra-long, spicy finish. Though food friendly, enjoy this beauty on its own; drink now – 2017/18 (fruit is drying out). My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 92+ pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted Feb/14.

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Philip Coville
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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Very dark wine. No sign of age. Big nose; blueberry, wood, mocha, anise. Full body. tastes of blackberry, sour cherry some mintyness. tart with some acidity.

Overall this smelled better than it tasted.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted August 2013.

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