2010 Bodega Contador Rioja La Vina De Andres Romeo

"The 2010 La Vina de Andres Romeo was picked on October 6, later than the 2009, which was harvested on the September 28. Benjamin Romeo regards this as a more “complete” wine, since all the plots were firing on all cylinders and enjoyed a slightly longer hang time. It has a very intense, opulent and complex bouquet of macerated dark cherries, minerals, rose petals and a touch of eau-de-vie. The palate is medium-bodied with tense, structured tannins that might be just a little coarser than the 2009 but, along with the lower pH, lends the wine greater tension and poise. It is an exceptional Rioja that deserves several years in bottle. Drink 2017-2030+" [+]