This single vineyard wine 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 ageing and high extraction guarantee a longevity of at least 10 years after the year of harvest.
Best enjoyed with red meat and game.
"A soft, fruity red with berry and cherry character. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. 100% tempranillo. Drink now."
- James Suckling (August 2021), 91 pts
"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
"Ripe dansom aroma. The palate brings notes of red fruits, mint and chocolate. Texture is smooth and harmonious. Long, refreshing finish."
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2022, 90 pts, SILVER MEDAL
"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
Six families of farmers founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 (with the next generation coming on-board, it is now sixteen families working together). Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been ...