The 2016 Burgo Viejo Licenciado Rioja Reserva is a single vineyard wine that is always produced from the same vineyard that is also used to make the Gran Reserva wine. Licenciado shows a ruby red color and outstanding aromas of wild berries, vanilla, and spice. The palate is well-balanced, rounded, and elegant, and offers black pepper, ripe black fruits, and vanilla flavors. Its freshness, oak aging, and high extraction guarantee a longevity of at least 10 years. Best enjoyed with red meat and game.
Varietal Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Appellation: Rioja DOC
Vine Age: 35 years
Aging: 18 months in 50% French and 50% American oak barriques
95 Points - Decanter
"Bodegas Burgo Viejo is the property of six farming families and comprises more than 200ha of vineyards in the Rioja Oriental region, from where the more full-bodied styles of Rioja are produced. Sarah Jane Evans MW: Distinctly pure, vivid reserva, precise style: limpid fruit, brisk acidity, notable but well balanced oak. Classic. Simon Field MW: Intense color, powerful aromas of tar and blue fruit; minty savory, rich, lifted and long; an impressive reserva statement of intent. Pierre Mansour: Classy, spicy black fruit, full, round, generous – depth yet beautifully balanced, very classy, effortless." -Mar/2020