Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial 2008

CVNE / Bodegas Contino

Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial 2008

Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo 5%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2013–2028
Verpackt in: 6er
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 93–94/100
Tim Atkin: 94/100
John Gilman: 93+/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial 2008


Lobenberg: Eine spezielle Fass-Selektion der Reserva. Nur für wenige Distributeure abgefüllt. Die ältesten Reben, das Beste der Reserva. Mehr Tiefe und zugleich höhere Finesse. Ein tänzelnder Traumwein mit immensem Nachhall, feinste Kirsche, Waldbeeren und Salz im langen Abgang. 93-94/100


Tim Atkin über: Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial

-- Tim Atkin: -- Tim Atkins: Contino is one of the properties that launched the single estate movement in Rioja, a superb wine that develops beautifully in bottle. 2008 was a late, cool vintage in Rioja, giving this blend of mostly Tempranillo with Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano a refreshing, low key elegance. Sublte and refined, with red fruits, subtle oak, some plummy tannins and deftly integrated oak. 94/100


John Gilman über: Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial

-- John Gilman: -- Gilman: The 2008 Contino Reserva is from a cooler vintage in Rioja, as there was some rain during the harvest, and Jésus de Madrazo only produced his Reserva wine in ’08, with no single varietal bottlings and no Gran Reserva. The wine is really outstanding, as the growing season’s characteristics has resulted in a wine at 13.7 percent (which is pretty low these days for Rioja Alavesa) and there was absolutely no new oak used during the elevage this year. The outstanding and very elegant wine delivers a lovely bouquet of red and black cherries, pepper, a touch of youthful meatiness, lavender and a really superb base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and already very velvety on the attack, with a lovely core, fine focus and grip and a very long, complex and suavely tannic finish. I know my penchant for cooler wines is showing, but this is one of the finest recent vintages of Contino Reserva I have had the pleasure to taste, and do not let the less than stellar reputation of the 2008 vintage dissuade you from buying this great young bottle of Rioja! 93+/100

Mein Winzer

Bodegas Contino

Die Bodegas Contino liegt in Laserna auf Schwemmland mit viel Kalkeinsprengseln und Kieseln nahe des Ebro, in einer Flussschleife unterhalb Laguardias in der Rioja Alavesa, der vom Terroir und Mikroklima klar besten Region der Rioja und damit Spaniens.

Rioja Tinto Contino Reserva Especial 2008