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2016 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - 95 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"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."
- Decanter (Affordable Rioja, March 2020), 95 pts

2018 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - 90 PTS - WA


"The slightly more modern red 2018 Licenciado Reserva is dressed with a metal label and shows more smoky and toasty notes, hints of toasted sesame seeds and French oak rather than an American oak profile. They look for more ripeness, more concentration and more oak, but more is not necessarily better. For fans of more oaky Tempranillo. - Luis Gutiérrez"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2022), 90 pts