Beronia Reserva Rioja 2016
#1 Top Spain Value
Belly up to this delicious and very gently priced Bodegas Beronia Reserva Rioja for some serious delicious. It's got gorgeous fruit going on as well as some nice spiciness and a drop or two of earthy flavors. In other words, it's perfect for holiday meats and hors d'oeuvres. Think Swedish meatballs, chorizo tapas dishes or a steaming platter of sausage and peppers. It will pair perfectly with a charcuterie and cheese board of jamon Iberico and your favorite hard cheeses like Manchego. At this price, you won't have to think twice about opening another bottle. Cheers winelovers!
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Pungent, oak-spiced cherry and blackberry scents are complemented by smoky mineral and vanilla notes and a hint of candied licorice. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering juicy dark berry, cherry-vanilla and violet pastille flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Finishes smooth, smoky and long, with gently framing tannins and a repeating vanilla note. Drinking window: 2023-2030." Apr 2021
Winery: "Beronia Reserva is a deep black cherry colour, clean and bright with a garnet rim. Attractive and appealing on the nose, it displays intense aromas of ripe fruit and herbs over a spicy background, along with distinct mineral notes and hints of tobacco leaf and white pepper that add complexity and youthfulness.
On the palate, the most outstanding flavours are of fresh, acidic fruit over a sweet background of cacao and mint notes that make it quite appealing. With sweet, balanced tannins, Beronia Reserva is rounded, well-bodied, flavoursome and persistent whilst also displaying balanced acidity.
Perfect for drinking with roasts, char-grilled cutlets, Iberico cured meats and mature cheeses."
|Varietal||95% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano, 1% Mazuelo|
||0.70 (acetic acid)
19 months in mixed French & American oak barrels
#1 Top Spain Value