Vivid red. Aromas of dried cherry, potpourri, vanilla and sandalwood, with an exotic touch of allspice building in the glass. Sweet, concentrated and focused, offering cherry compote and rose pastille flavors that put on weight and pick up a smoky nuance on the back half. Shows a deft blend of power and finesse, finishing sweet and gently tannic, with excellent persistence and an echo of candied flowers.
Score: 93 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Oct 2015
The 2004 Vina Bosconia Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho and the remaining 5% Mazuelo and Graciano aged for five years in used barrels, racked twice per year and fined with egg whites before being bottled unfiltered. Dark ruby-colored, with notes of beef blood, iron, antique shop, incense, blood orange and a touch of volatile acidity, the palate is very fresh, with good concentration, clear flavors and enough grip and fruit to age gracefully. A perfumed and feminine great Rioja. The Bosconia vineyard wines are the only ones from Lopez de Heredia bottled in Burgundy bottles. Drink now-2024.
Score: 93 points -- Luis Gutiérrez, RobertParker.com, Dec 2013