Viña Bosconia Reserva 2006 Rioja ~ 94RP View full size

Viña Bosconia Reserva 2006 Rioja ~ 94RP

R. LOPEZ de HEREDIA VINA BOSCONIA RESERVA 2006 TINTO ~ 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 5% Graciano & Mazuelo ~ 13.0% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

94RP / 94JS

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R. López de Heredia [Viña Tondonia]
Mercedes López de Heredia
DOCa Rioja

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"The 2006 Viña Bosconia Reserva, always more rustic and powerful than the Viña Tondonia, was cropped from a warm and early harvest and is a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha and 5% Graciano and Mazuelo. This wine matures in used American oak barrels for five years. It has a very developed nose, and as winemaker Mercedes López de Heredia noted, "It could be confused with a Gran Reserva, as I see it more tertiary and developed." These are amazing wines, clean and complex, with polished tannins and surprisingly good acidity. I have the idea of 2006 as a warmer vintage, but it's not true throughout Rioja; as I've seen with other wines, like the ones from Muga, in this cooler part of Rioja, the vintage was much better. There are some dusty tannins and some flavors that still remind you of fresh fruit. 72,000 bottles were filled in June 2013."

94 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #235 | 28 February 2018


"This rich and silky red that seduces you with its silky tannins and subtle bouquet of redcurrants, plums, cedar and autumn leaves. Yet there are some serious tannins in here that build on the long elegant finish. Drink or hold."

94 Points | James Suckling | | 2 August 2018


When I asked María José López de Heredia about their latest news, she simply replied, "We keep making Viña Tondonia as we have always done it." But the good news is that the rosé is making a comeback in the market, as the 2008 is released ten years after the harvest. The previous vintage was 2000, but there was a hiatus, as the market didn't support an oak-aged rosé with ten years of age, and they stopped making it. However, tastes changed again, and when demand came back, they had no wine to offer. It's the same as the rest of the other Gran Reserva wines, which will not come back into the market until 2021, with the wines from the exceptional 2001 vintage. I'm already counting down the days!

Here, the surprise is 2006, which in some parts of Rioja could be a bit warm but here is a lot fresher, and the wines are superb. They compared it with 2015, a year they like very much and think will have to be aged in barriques for a very long time. As for 2017, they had a big loss of volume because of frost.

Even if their wines are released at least ten years after the harvest, most of them will develop in bottle for years, sometimes decades, something I know well, but María José López de Heredia insisted on uncorking a rosé and a white from the 1970s that were singing.

Luis Gutiérrez | Wine Advocate | February 2018

  • Drink: 2018 - 2026
  • Production: 72.000 bottles
  • Treatment: 5 years in used American oak barrels; with 2 pour-overs per year