Contino Rioja Reserva 2012
Well, since we are too busy to do one of these amazing hiking trips in Spain, at least we can DRINK, inhale, savor, celebrate and pop another bottle of this rip-roaringly great bottle of Rioja RESERVA (94 POINTS!!) at the BEST pricing you (and we) shall ever, EVER see, oh yes!
This is one to kick back in your favorite chair (go ahead, put on a robe or your favorite super-soft old T-shirt or whatever you need to be all super-comfy) and spend some quality time with. Contino was founded in 1973 and is considered one of the great “modern” Rioja producers, with terrifically complex and layered wines, and polished and seductive textures, while having a sense of tradition, too.
In the 2012 vintage, Contino made ONLY this wine, which means a lot of the really good (and way pricier) juice was blended in (thus the 94-point score??) and is fantastic to drink at its ORIGINAL price - but at $29?? C’MON! James Suckling said: “wet earth, spice and dark berry follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a long and decadent finish. Black olive and dark fruits.” DECADENT. Yes. BRING IT!
Alas, not a lot - while it lasts…!
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“Aromas of wet earth, spice and dark berry follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a long and decadent finish. Black olive and dark fruits. This is the only wine made from Contino in this year. Drink now. ”
- Country: Spain
- Region: Rioja
- Appellation: Rioja Alavesa
- Varietal: Tempranillo
- Aging/Cooperage: Wine racked to previously used barrels (40% American oak and 60% French) where it remained for two years. It was then bottled and aged for a further year in our underground cellars until being released to the market.
- Alcohol: 13.5%
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