Bodegas Burgo Viejo 'Licenciado' Rioja Reserva DOC 2008
By The Beverage Tasting Institute
'Licenciado' 2008 Rioja DOC Reserva $50
Now-3 Yrs from 2013-06-13
Garnet charcoal color. Aromas of olive, leather, honeyed apricot, and craisin with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, savory, highly polished finish. A delicious and appetizing Rioja that will shine with lamb or bison.
World Wine Championships Award: Gold Medal
Rating: 94 Points (Exceptional)
Category: Rioja Reserva, Red
Alcohol by Volume: 13.50%
Tasting Location: In Our Chicago Tasting Room
Tasting Date: Jun-13-2013
By Wine Spectator
BODEGAS BURGO VIEJO Rioja Reserva 'Licenciado' 2008
Release Price: $50
Issue: Web Only - 2014
This polished red offers lively flavors of cherry, coffee, licorice and spice over well-integrated tannins, kept fresh by crisp acidity. Harmonious, with good depth. Drink now through 2018. -TM
By Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2008 Burgo Viejo 'Licenciado' Reserva
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Rioja, Spain
Review by Luis Gutierrez
Wine Advocate # 210 (Dec 2013)
The 2008 Licenciado Reserva is dark and brooding, with some Chinese ink, black licorice and paint aromas with a core of black ripe fruit intermixed with vanilla and other sweet spice aromas. The tannins are fine-grained; it has balance and clean flavors. A good, gentle Reserva. Drink 2014-2019. I found a slightly animal character in some of the wines from Bodegas Burgo Viejo. Various U.S. importers including J&D Selections; www.kysela.com; Lionstone International; www.lionstone.com; La Cigale; www.lacigalewines.com; Votto Wines; www.vottovines.com; and Grantham; www.granthamdist.com
By Bodegas Burgo Viejo
Rioja Reserva 'Licenciado' 2008
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature; brewed in American and French oak barrels - 50% each - for 18 months.
Varietal Composition: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Carignan.
Combination Suggestions: Enjoy it with red meat and game.
Wine Serving Temperature: 16-17'C.
Six families of farmers dreamt of winemaking and founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 and after several cooperative attempts SAT BURGO VIEJO n' 7659 was finally brought to life. Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been the exquisite winemaking process of grapes collected from its own vineyards throughout the years back to the times when we were just a wine cellar selling bulk wine until present day when Burgo Viejo wines have become global and are exported to distant places like Japan, Denmark, and the U.S. Our experienced and skilled winemakers learned how to improve crops by creating today´s modern Bodegas de Familia Burgo Viejo SL winery back in 2004.
Our vineyards spread throughout the municipality of Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain at the foot of Yerga Mountain on the banks of the fertile Ebro valley. This area propose us a huge diversity of soils and microclimates where our grape varietals, Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha, Graciano and Viura will grow to become Burgo Viejo wines. In our vineyards of over 30 years of age we can find new future varietals vineyards such as the Organic Graciano or old vineyards of Garnacha that are over 90 years old. Our extensive vineyards is a property of Bodegas Burgo Viejo which allows our technical staff to have an all-around-the-clock absolute power over raw materials so they can reduce performance until they achieve what they believe to be top quality products. Also they monitor all vineyards to put away unhealthy grapes and make the right decision on the exact time for harvest.
Once grapes make it to the wine cellar they´re carefully placed inside stainless steel tanks which marks the beginning of the alcoholic fermentation process at a controlled temperature. The latest technologies to achieve top quality wines from grapes are implemented during this key stage of the winemaking process.
Red ruby color; black pepper and vanilla flavors and some mature black fruit taste too. Well-balanced, well structured and elegant in mouth displaying some splendid taste of fruit and bouquet too.
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