2018 Benjamin Romeo Contador
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"
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|