2005 Benjamin Romeo Rioja La Vina De Andres Romeo Liende Benjamin Romeo, Rioja, La Rioja, Spain
98 Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate (February 2008)
The 2005 La Vina de Andres Romeo is a bit more brooding and backward. Opaque purple/black, it has an alluring nose of toasty oak, pencil lead, scorched earth, espresso, truffle, and blackberry. Tightly wound but beautifully balanced, this is an opulent effort that requires patience. Give it 10-12 years of further aging and drink it from 2020 through 2040. Words can barely do justice to how singular these wines are. They must be tasted to be believed.
95 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (September 2008)
Opaque purple. Explosive bouquet displays blackberry, mulberry, creme de cassis, cherry-vanilla and Asian spices. A zesty cracked pepper quality adds urgency to the deep, sweet dark berry flavors and a kick to the back end. Mixes depth and energy with a deft hand, finishing with exotic notes of floral pastille and spicecake. The spicy quality lingers endlessly, giving this wine an improbably vivacious personality.
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