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Benjamin Romeo Contador 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - The sensational 2009 Contador is a blend of 97% Tempranillo and 3% Garnacha from several parcels, cropped at 0.5kg per bush vine and...
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Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 La Vina de Andres Romeo is a pure Tempranillo cropped at 1kg per vine from the “La Liende” vineyard. It is aged for 17...
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 97 - #6 Top 100, 2016 - Gorgeous aromas of ripe fruit, Spanish cedar and dark chocolate. Full body with beautiful flavors of fresh...
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2009 750ml

Rated 97 - #6 Top 100, 2016 - Gorgeous aromas of ripe fruit, Spanish cedar and dark chocolate. Full body with beautiful flavors of fresh...
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Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja Mirto 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Mirto is a completely different animal, darker in color, with the smoky and toasted aromas of the oak in the foreground and the...
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Cvne Rioja Gran Reserva Imperial 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - Deep, bright ruby. Highly complex, expansive scents of ripe dark berries, cherry pie, mocha, pipe tobacco and vanilla, with a smoky...
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Cvne Rioja Reserva Contino 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The bulk of the production of the Contino estate goes to the 2009 Contino Reserva, a red produced with grapes harvested from their...
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Senorio De Cuzcurrita Rioja 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Deep, bright ruby. The nose displays an array of ripe red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of cola, mocha and vanilla....

2009 Spain Tempranillo

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.