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Contador 2014 Contador Benjamin Romeo

€ 179,00 (excl. Vat)
216,59 (incl. Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Vintage 2014
Country Spain
Region

Rioja

Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable
Stock 24

BOW (8.5)

Parker (97)

There was no 2013 produced, so I tasted the current 2014 Contador, the vintage that follows the 2012. Tasting a new vintage of Contador is always a very intense moment. I had previewed the 2014 when I visited the winery in the summer of 2016, when the wine was very obviously young but showed very promising. All those promises seem to have made it intact into the bottle. It's intense, pungent, ripe without excess, with aromas of spices, exotic woods, balsam, earth, wild flowers and berries. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins, a nice texture and pungent and persistent flavors. It has the balance and stuffing to develop nicely in bottle, and it will surely be better in a couple of years. 5,900 bottles were filled in May 2016.

Winespectator (92)

JS Simple bright raspberry and blackcurrant fruits with a violet-like floral edge. The palate has a neat, fine and crunchy feel. Juicy tannins. Nice and fresh.?

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