2018 Benjamin Romeo La Cueva del Contador

77.65 64.17
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Year 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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A very elegant wine full of black fruit, minerals, spices, cocoa and light acids. Very well balanced with a long finish. Pure Tempranillo with aggressive pruning of up to 1.2 kg per stick that is aged in new French oak for 18 months. The name is derived from the ancient caves below San Vicente de la Sonsierra castle where the old cellar is located. It has a seductive bouquet with beautifully crisp, precise, graphite-tinged black fruit that unfolds with the passing of the moments. The palate has an enormous purity and sense of symmetry and gently grips the mouth on the long, elegant finish. If you can't afford a real Contador, this comes very close.

Vineyard for 2018 Benjamin Romeo La Cueva del 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" .

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja (Appellation)
Winery Benjamin Romeo
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 95
James Suckling rating 92
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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