Bordón Gran Reserva 2005

Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely dark berries, and some chocolate notes along with some oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins, some dryness all backed by some acidity. The tannins coat the pallet nicely. This is a nicely complex wine. Not the biggest tempranillo I’ve ever had but quite nice. I would give it an 89 or so. And when you look at how long this wine should keep, 2020, this wine is definitely worth your attention. Accoding to the back of the bottle the wine is 80% tempranillo 16% Garnacha, 2% Mazuelo, and 2% Graciano and spent 3 years aging in American White oak (doesn’t say if there were new or old barrels).

From the LCBO web site:
Bordón Gran Reserva 2005
Tempranillo Blend — VINTAGES#: 114454
Bordón Gran Reserva 2005
This plump red offers juicy flavors of cherry, berry and orange peel, with tobacco and vanilla notes that float in a silky texture over light tannins. Delicate and elegant. Drink now through 2020. Score – 92. (Thomas Matthews,, June 30, 2014) $22.95
Release Date:October 25, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in: Rioja, Spain By: Bodegas Franco-Españolas Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra D

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