Ruby with tile red hues, it showcases elegant aromas of spice and tobacco leaf. Unctuous, silky and round on the palate, its spicy ripe red berry complexity adds elegance and a savoury maturity to its long finish.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2005 Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva has a similar bouquet to the 2007 Reserva. Raised for 36 months in American barriques, the nose takes time to unfold and offers scents of singed leather, sous-bois and pressed flowers. The palate is nicely balanced with fleshy supple tannins and a good acidity, the finish understated, very natural with tart red cherries and strawberry, interlaced with dried tobacco. Drink now-2019. (Aug 2012)
Wine Spectator 92 points - This plump red offers juicy flavors of cherry, berry and orange peel, with tobacco and vanilla notes that float in a silky texture over light tannins. Delicate and elegant. Drink now through 2020.—T.M. (May 7 2014)