Grapes: 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano, and Mazuelo.
Aging: 5 years in American oak barrels and at least 4 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Its nose is persistent, full bodied, and showing a lot of mature fruit, being dominated by the Tempranillo grape. Its taste is round, smooth, fresh, full of body, and persistent.
Gastronomy: The perfect partner to roasted and highly flavored meats.
Color: Evolved perfectly, showing a deep ruby color with shades of orange.
Talking About the Wines:
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, March '18 gave 94 points to 2006 Viña Bosconia Reserva.“… These are amazing wines, clean and complex, with polished tannins, and surprisingly good acidity… There are some dusty tannins and some flavors that still remind you of fresh fruit…”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ’18 gave 93 points to 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva. “López de Heredia’s 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva is an excellent young wine. The bouquet is not quite as open today as the 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva (see below), but every bit as complex and promising. The red fruity aromatic constellation offers up a mix of raspberries, cherries, cloves, incipient nutskin, a complex base of soil and a fine base of coconutty American oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused, tangy and still a bit tannic, with a lovely core of fruit, great transparency and grip, impressive precision and a long, nascently complex and extremely promising finish. Whereas it is no crime to be drinking bottles of the 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva today, I would still tuck away this Bosconia in the cellar for at least a few years and let it blossom more fully. It is a superb bottle in the making and will be a classic example of Bosconia with a bit more bottle age.”
-James Suckling, “The Alluring Freshness of Spain”, July ’17 gave 93 points to Viña Bosconia Reserva. “The texture to this mature red is so brilliant with soft and silky tannins that are so fine. Full body, with plum, cedar, and chocolate character. Hints of spice...”