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  • Writer's pictureJane Staples

Just Add Flowers... R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia Reserva 2008 92 pts.

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

It's not too early to think about a special wine for your Valentine! Even if you're dining at home, a fine wine will take it to another level. This Tempranillo blend will pair beautifully with roast lamb or pork, game or dark chocolate desserts. There, dinner is planned... the rest is up to you!

A flavourful Tempranillo blend, (Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 15%, Mazuelo and Graciano 5%), made only in exceptional vintages. 2008 had optimal vineyard conditions. Made from hand-harvested grapes, this wine was aged in American oak barriques for 5 years, with further bottle aging. Intense ruby red with lighter rims. Beautifully fragrant, with mainly cherry, tobacco and sandlewood. The fullbodied palate reflects the nose and adds cedar, oak, leather, vanilla and herbal hints. Extra dry, tannins present but balanced, along with mouthwatering acidity. Lingering cherry, sandlewood and tobacco finish. Enjoy now or cellar for up to a further 10 years. Superb pairing with lamb, game or dark chocolate desserts. 92/93 pts.

XD 13.5% LCBO#529586 Drink 2021-2031 $51.95

Jane Staples, Wine & Food Writer, Accredited Sommelier


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