Lopez de Heredia : Vina Bosconia Reserva 2005SKU:J722/05
A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacho, Mazuelo and Graciano aged for 5 years in oak, this unfiltered wine has weight in the glass and on the palate. Deep ruby with orange highlights, the glass delivers a persistent nose defined by mature fruit. Round, smooth and lingering on the finish, the palate is rife with strawberry and cherry outlined by vanilla and black pepper. Pairs well with red meat, particularly lamb, and roasted game.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A worthy follow up to the 2004 is the 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva, a wine that they consider the most rustic and powerful in the winery, but that I find as elegant and subtle as it gets. This feels very much in line with the 2004, maybe a notch above even, a lower yielding year. The nose is somehow closed and feels young with the elegant rusticity lurking from the bottom of the glass, clean and precise. The tannins are velvety and there is great acidity--a constant here. The wine is terribly elegant. I simply loved this wine. 99,000 bottles were filled in June 2011.