Maria Jose Lopez de Heredia makes some of what we consider some of the most elegant, complex and balanced wines in Rioja. These are truly a treat and as they age their wines extensively before release they offer up a glass of history as well as enjoyment.
"Taking on a balsamic and high-toned wood character to the ripe fruit on
the nose. Some dried cheese and ripe fruit, too. Medium-bodied with
integrated tannins that are polished and fine. Goes on for minutes. A
beautiful, traditional wine, as always. Drink or hold." 94 points James Suckling.
"The profile of the 2008 Vina Bosconia Reserva is a lot less ripe than
the 2009, and there are some herbal undertones; it's more reserved and
austere, still undeveloped after five years in barrel and at least that
much time in bottle. It's a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and
the rest Graciano and Mazuelo that matured in used American oak barrels
for five years. It reveals a medium body and some dusty tannins. It's
quite the opposite from the 2009, and I think a hypothetical blend of
the two would be better than each. It's a cold and austere vintage of
Bosconia. 75,000 bottles produced." 93 points The Wine Advocate