La Cueva del Contador 2016

Bodegas Contador: La Cueva del Contador 2016



Zum Winzer

Tempranillo 91%, Garnacha 9%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2036
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 94–96/100
Parker: 95/100
Suckling: 94/100
Tim Atkin: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
La Cueva del Contador 2016


Lobenberg: 91% Tempranillo, 9% Garnacha - 18 Monate gereift in neuen Fässern aus französischer Eiche. Unglaublich feine Nase. Rote und schwarze Früchte, sehr würzig. Mineralisch und balsamisch. Am Gaumen feine Eleganz, sehr frisch und ausgeglichen. Tolle Röstnoten. Mit einem sehr druckvollen und langem Finale. 94-96/100


Parker über: La Cueva del Contador

-- Parker: A wine I hadn't tasted for a while and usually a favorite of mine, the 2016 La Cueva del Contador is a Tempranillo selection from 40- to 60-year-old vines that fermented in small oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 18 months. It's the most elegant and perfumed within the modern, ripe, concentrated and powerful house style. It feels like a very concentrated Burgundy on steroids, combining elegance with power. 13,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2018. 95/100


Suckling über: La Cueva del Contador

-- Suckling: Intensity and direction to this, offering blackberries and chocolate with some hazelnut character. Bark and fresh mushrooms, too. It’s full-bodied, tight and polished. Slightly hard tannins, but will soften with a year or two of bottle age. Try after 2021. 94/100


Tim Atkin über: La Cueva del Contador

-- Tim Atkin: La Cueva is the second wine of Contador, made with fruit from 12 parcels in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, and, true to a style that Benjamín Romeo pioneered and has made his own, shows plush, deeply coloured dark fruit with ripe, textured tannins, stylish use of oak and enough chalky minerality to keep the alcohol in check. 93/100

Mein Winzer

Bodegas Contador

Die Geschichte der Bodega Contador begann 1995 als Benjamin Romeo eine Jahrhunderte alte in den Fels gehauene Höhle unter der Burg von San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Rioja) erwarb. 1996 machte er den ersten Jahrgang seiner „La Cueva del Contador“ allerdings in sehr kleinem Maßstab. […]

La Cueva del Contador 2016