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Finca El Bosque 2005 ~ 96RP

SIERRA CANTABRIA FINCA EL BOSQUE 2005 ~ 100% Tempranillo ~ 14.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr.~

96RP / 94IWC / 96WE

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Viñedos Sierra Cantabria
Marcos Eguren
DOCa Rioja

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"The 2005 Finca El Bosque combines power and elegance. Densely colored with an expressive nose of Asian spices, floral notes, and black fruits, this impeccably balanced wine has another decade of aging potential and should drink well through 2035."

96 Points | Jay Miller | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #189 | June 2010


"The Finca El Bosque label has become one of the benchmarks for the modern style of Rioja. The 2005 Finca El Bosque is sourced from its namesake vineyard encompassing 3.66 acres planted in 1973. It went through malolactic fermentation in new oak followed by 16 months in new, mostly French, oak. Inky purple-colored, it has a sexy nose of toasty new oak, truffle, espresso, mineral, blackberry, and plum. This leads to a muscular, tightly wound, layered wine with gobs of fruit and enough structure to evolve for a decade. Lengthy and pure, this superb effort will be at its best between 2018 and 2040."

96 Points | Jay Miller | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #175 | February 2008


"Ruby-red. Spicy red fruits and minerals on the nose, with a suave floral element adding complexity. More restrained than the 2004, showing a more elegant personality but no less intrigue. Sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors combine flavor impact with stylishness. Finishes with lightly chewy tannic grip and fresh mineral lift. There's a deft quality here that's really compelling."

94 Points | Josh Raynolds | Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar | September/October 2007


"Dark as night, and dominated by meaty plum and beef jerky aromas. The palate is huge, with pure fruit, tannin and chocolate pooling at the finish. A new classic in every sense, with stellar balance and complexity. Less than 400 cases made."

96 Points | Michael Schachner | Wine Enthusiast | September 2007

  • Drink: 2018 - 2035+
  • Production: ca. 4.800 bottles
  • Treatment: 16 months in new French and Romanian oak (Bordeaux barrels)