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Contino Reserva Rioja 2018



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Contino Reserva Rioja 2018


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Awarded 94 points by the renowned wine critic Robert Parker, the Contino Reserva Rioja 2018 stands as a testament to its exceptional quality and refinement. This 2018 vintage is a beautiful expression of Rioja's classic grape varieties, predominantly Tempranillo, complemented by Graciano, Mazuelo, and Garnacha.


Experience the elegance and finesse of the Contino Reserva Rioja 2018, a superb red wine from the esteemed Contino estate, nestled in the heart of Spain’s Rioja Alavesa region. This 2018 vintage is a beautiful expression of Rioja’s classic grape varieties, predominantly Tempranillo, complemented by Graciano, Mazuelo, and Garnacha. The wine is meticulously aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, resulting in a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

Earning 94 points from Robert Parker highlights the wine’s standing as a distinguished and esteemed representation of Rioja wines. The Contino Reserva Rioja 2018 is not just a bottle of wine; it’s an embodiment of the excellence and passion that define the region’s winemaking. Whether enjoyed now or aged for future enjoyment, this wine promises to deliver a memorable and sophisticated tasting experience.

  • Region: Rioja, Spain
  • Varietal: Tempranillo
  • Producer: Contino
  • Tasting Notes: In the glass, the wine presents a vibrant ruby color, inviting you to explore its aromatic depths. The bouquet is a delightful fusion of red and black fruits, such as cherries, blackberries, and plums, elegantly layered with hints of vanilla, sweet spices, and a touch of earthiness, reflecting the wine’s careful oak aging. On the palate, this Reserva is a showcase of balance and complexity. The fruit flavors are rich and well-defined, seamlessly interwoven with notes of cocoa, tobacco, and a subtle minerality. The tannins are silky and integrated, supporting a medium to full-bodied texture, culminating in a long, satisfying finish.
  • Professional Ratings: 94 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 95 James Suckling, 91 Wine Spectator.
  • Pairings: Paleta Ibérica de Bellota, Hand-carved Jamón Pata Negra, Manchego Cheese Gran Reserva, Majorero Goat Cheese, Lomo Ibérico de Bellota, Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota, Salchichón Ibérico de Bellota, Spanish hard cheese.

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