2006 Beronia Gran Reserva Rioja
*Cellar Selection* Beronia has blended modern and traditional touches to create a fine gran reserva with spice, vanilla, coconut, tobacco and dried berry aromas. The palate offers ripe tannins and kick, while the flavor profile is earthy, with mocha, coffee, chocolate and dried berry flavors. A long, lightly toasted and chocolaty finish provides a fitting end to an excellent wine. Best from 2015–2022.
This harmonious red is dense and lively, with plum, licorice, smoke and mineral flavors supported by moderate tannins and fresh acidity. Not assertive, but showing drive through the floral finish.
Ruby-red. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by nuances of woodsmoke, pipe tobacco and vanilla, with a hint of peppery spices adding lift. Sweet and velvety on the palate, offering sappy red and dark berry flavors and suggestions of vanilla bean and mocha. This round, seamless Rioja finishes with very good cling, fully integrated tannins and lingering smoke and spice notes. (JR)
Wine & Spirits
Fully mature, this has the sweetness of age, along with scents of fennel and spice. Its complexity runs on volatile acidity, adding a leathery note and aromatic lift to the flavors. Juicy and firm, this is ready to drink with roast lamb.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Gran Reserva shows the effect of a ripe vintage, with notes of prunes and dark plums and as a result of the long aging in oak there are balsamic notes of incense and old furniture. The palate reveals plenty of tannins with the fruit in the background. (LG)
Based in the village of Ollauri, Beronia has been quietly making reliably tasty Riojas since 1973. A blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo, their Gran Reserva shows rich and savory aromas—think cherries in liqueur and leathery notes as well. The palate tells a similar story, with bright, spicy black cherry flavors taking the lead in this lovely expression of a warmer Rioja vintage. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer)