2018 Benjamin Romeo Contador

345.00 285.12
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Year 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2042
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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.

This TOP wine is made from 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha. The Contador is a compact, solid wine. It is still young with the typical aromas that only the very best barrels can give and that you can only find in a very limited number of top wines such as an Alabaster or a Pingus. However, this is a completely different wine and is much more akin to a beautiful Bourgogne Nuits-St-Georges. The Contador has very refined tannins and a subtle acidity. Ripe red fruit, truffle, cocoa, coffee, minerals, balanced tannins and an impressive aftertaste. Luis Gutiérrez of the Wine Advocate writes "This is truly other wordy. It has the balance, stuffing, acidity and minerality to have a long life in bottle, but its exuberant youth is difficult to resist"

Vineyard for 2018 Benjamin Romeo Contador

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" .

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2042
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 98
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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