2018 Benjamín Romeo Colección Nº 3 El Chozo Del Bombón

184.95 152.85
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Year 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2038
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Contador is one of the crown jewels of Rioja, blessed by the legendary 100 points of guru Robert Parker Jr.'s tasting team, over two consecutive vintages: 2004 and 2005 and thereafter only wines between 95-100 points. It is the work of Benjamin Romeo, who has managed to realize the potential of Rioja. to show when you produce in very short runs with only focus on the very best.

The Benjamín Romeo Collection Nº 3 El Chozo Del Bombón is a powerful and concentrated Tempranillo that certainly needs some time to age. The Tempranillo grapes come from a 50 year old plot planted in brown limestone soils. The quality of the tannins is great but are certainly still present in the youthful years. The nose is clean, with abundant ripe black fruit and lots of spice and a hint of milk. This is the oakiest of all red wines from Benjamin Romeo. The wine is fermented in small oak barrels with native yeasts and aged in 100% new French casks, which is the house style that is more apparent here than with its siblings. In June 2020, 2,400 bottles were filled and after that the wine was bottled for another 9 months and was only released at the beginning of 2021.

Vineyard for 2018 Benjamín Romeo Colección Nº 3 El Chozo Del Bombón

The beginning in the cave (1996-2000)
The Bodega CONTADOR story begins in 1995, when winemaker Benjamin Romeo purchases an ancient cave under the castle of San Vicente de la Sonsierra - La Rioja. He made his first wine "La Cueva Del Contador" from his 1996 harvest. In 1999, the first year of the now renowned top wine "Contador" is a fact.

The garage (2001-2007)
2001 is the year that, in addition to the cave, Benjamin Romeo also furnishes the garage of his childhood home in San Vicente for winemaking, with which he is able to increase production capacity. Robert Parker awards the 2004 and 2005 volumes of "Contador", made in the garage, with the highest rating possible: 100 points and the international prestige of Benjamin Romeo wines is a fact.

Bodega CONTADOR (2008-present)
The new bodega will open on June 21, 2008, located at the foot of the San Vicente de la Sonsierra, surrounded by a diversity of vineyards that include unique wines such as "Predicador, La Cueva Del Contador, La Viña De Andres Romeo and Contador and " Qué Bonito Cacareaba" .

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2038
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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