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2008 Vinos de Benjamin Romeo La Cueva Del Contador Rioja
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(100% tempranillo):  Glass-staining ruby.  Deep dark berry and cherry liqueur aromas are strongly marked by sexy vanillin oak and potpourri.  The palate offers intense blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with energetic mineral and floral pastille notes and sweet mocha on the back end.  Powerful, impressively concentrated and lively to boot, finishing with strong thrust and sappy persistence.  This is still a baby. 

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets
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Tempranillo, arguably the most famous of Spain's native grapes, is a vibrant, aromatic varietal that offers spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors. The grape's name translates to "little early one," a moniker that references fruit's early ripening tendency-- Tempranillo thrives even with a short growing season. The varietal is at its best in...
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