Benjamin Romeo Contador 2010
Item No.: WDSR0043
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Region(s): Rioja
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Description: The grapes are handpicked and destemmed by hand and the individual berries placed in truncated cone-shaped 2,500 liter vats made from French oak. This results in a combination fermentation of whole berries and the more traditional crushed berry technique. The wine is moved to all new small oak barrels with medium toast from several different barrel producers. Here the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 12 months with a racking done every 5 months. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Note: The 2010 Contador was cropped later than the 2009, on October 7, 8 and 14. It is 99% Tempranillo with 1% Garnacha raised in new French oak for 19 months. Comparing it directly against the 2009, it has slightly more delineation and lift on the nose, which is taut and demonstrates great focus. After two hours, the nose has blossomed in similar fashion to the 2009, with an undertow of blood orange and crushed violets. The lower pH level and equivalent alcohol level shows through on the palate, which is beautifully balanced, with layers of ripe blackberry, creme de cassis and blueberry jam. The texture is satin-like with a generous finish. This will be a potent, sophisticated Contador destined to seduce wine-lovers in approximately 15 to 20 year
Vintage: 2010
Rating: RP 96
Volume: 750ml
HK $1588.00