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Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza
Bodegas Burgo Viejo
Spain - La Rioja - Rioja

Red ruby colored wine with violet tones; well-balanced, spice, black fruit, vanilla, coffee roasted beans and coconut flavors. Powerful, rich, complex and silky smooth...classic old style Rioja at a bargain price.

Specifications
Appellation
Rioja
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano
Vinification
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. Aged 12 months in American oak barrels.
Pairings

Pairs well with aged cheeses and grilled meats.

Reviews and News

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 92 PTS - JS

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"A tight red with a dense palate of dark berries and chocolate. Full and reserved, yet polished and energetic. Give it two years to soften. Drink in 2020."
- James Suckling (August 2nd 2018), 92 pts

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2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 91 PTS - TA

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 91 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Well priced and very appealing, this is part of a line up of really enjoyable, harmoniously oaked wines from Burgo Viejo, made from Tempranillo and 5% Graciano. Pepper spicy and refined, with clean, modern, textured blackberry fruit and a fresh, tangy finish. 2019-24."
- TIM ATKIN RIOJA 2019 SPECIAL REPORT, February 2019, 91 pts

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2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep ruby. Smoky-accented cherry, blackcurrant and coconut aromas are sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper that adds spicy lift. Push and broad in the mouth, offering sweet dark fruit liqueur and oak spice flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes creamy and appealingly sweet, with rounded tannins coming in late to add framework and gentle grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - DECANTER

2016 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Gentle nose displaying notes of ripe red fruit, framed by sweet spices and earthy notes. Full-bodied with firm tannins; fresh and persistent."
- Decanter (June 2019), 90 pts

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2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter silver 2018"Aromas of ripe dark berries and cherries with notes of sweet spices. Attractive volume and texture on the palate, plus a long and pleasant finish."
- 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, 90 pts, SILVER MEDAL

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2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(aged for a year in new and used American oak barrels) Brilliant ruby. Smoke-accented red fruit, floral and coconut scents are sharpened by a peppery nuance that builds with aeration. Sweet and lively on the palate, offering jammy raspberry and cherry flavors that show good depth and focus. Takes a darker turn to cherry on the finish, which repeats the coconut note and hangs on with good, spicy tenacity.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 89 pts

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2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 87 PTS - WA

2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 87 PTS - WA

wa"The 2015 Crianza is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano that fermented in stainless steel and aged in used American barriques for 12 months. There is good ripeness, showing the character of the year, with notes of black fruit and some faint spices. The palate is medium-bodied and juicy, with some spicy flavors in the finish. 240,000 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 87 pts

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2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 8/10 Highly Recommended - RWS

2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 8/10 Highly Recommended - RWS

reversewinesnob logo 250"The 2015 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza begins with an inviting aroma of black cherry, lots of oak (in the form of vanilla, cedar, chocolate and more) and baking spice notes. Taking a sip reveals tons of vanilla and oaky spice interlaced with lots of juicy, ripe dark fruit. This is a silky smooth, medium-bodied wine with good acidity. Cocoa and coffee notes come out mid-palate and lead into the long-lasting, dry finish featuring lingering oaky spice notes and dark raisiny fruit. This is really tasty, flavorful stuff with tons of good old American oak! - Jon Thorsen"
- Reverse Wine Snob (The Best Wines from Rioja), 8/10 Highly Recommended

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2014 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 92 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

2014 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 92 PTS - SILVER MEDAL - DECANTER

decanter silver 2017"Lots of red fruit character on the nose and palate. Fresh and vibrant in the mouth, not terribly deep but lively and pleasant."
- 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, 92 pts, SILVER MEDAL

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2014 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep ruby. Aromas of cherry pit, licorice and vanilla, along with a smoky nuance in the background. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering oak-accented bitter cherry and cassis flavors that become livelier with aeration. A floral note appears on the long, smoke-tinged finish, which is given shape and grip by dusty, fine-grained tannins.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 90 pts

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2013 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WE

2013 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Berry and cinnamon aromas are lightly woody and spicy. This is tannic but not mean or fierce. Flavors of oaky plum and berry fruits turn savory in front of a finish with a dry, snappy, slightly raw feel. Given that 2013 was a cold vintage, this Crianza deserves praise."

- Wine Enthusiast (August 2016), 90 pts

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2012 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WS

2012 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Fresh and focused, this lively red delivers crunchy flavors of black cherry and red plum, backed by vanilla, toast, floral and mineral notes. Well-integrated tannins and citrusy acidity lend structure. Drink now through 2025. 10,000 cases made.—T.M."
- Wine Spectator (September 30th 2015), 90 pts

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2012 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2012 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by vanilla and woodsmoke. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. In an energetic style, with strong closing punch and supple tannins adding grip.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2015), 90 pts

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2011 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - WA

2011 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - WA

"wa89These wines are from the same producer as the Palacio del Burgo offerings reviewed later in this report, and, for my taste, seem almost identical to those wines. The 2011 Crianza is made from a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano (identical to the Palacio del Burgon Crianza). It possesses notes of graphite, new saddle leather, black cherries, blackcurrants and a hint of loamy soil in its lush, heady, pure, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Drink now-2016. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 89 pts

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2011 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - IWR

2011 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 89 PTS - IWR

tanzer iwc 89 pts"(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; raised in a combination of stainless steel and American oak): Opaque ruby. Smoky cherry-vanilla and pipe tobacco on the nose, with an exotic coconut quality adding complexity. Fresh cherry and dark berry flavors pick up a minty note with air, which adds energy to the supple, nicely persistent finish. This is drinking well now."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 89 pts

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2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 90 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 90 Pts"(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; aged for a year in American oak): Bright ruby-red. Fragrant aromas of cherry, pipe tobacco and vanilla, with a smoky overtone. Smoky and sweet on the palate, offering broad dark fruit flavors and a touch of coconut. Finishes juicy and long, with sneaky tannins and lingering sweetness. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts

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2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 88 PTS - WA

2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 88 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 88 Pts"The 2010 Crianza (90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano) was aged 12 months in American oak. It displays a similar color, but a slightly more complex nose of charcoal, roasted herbs, black cherries and black currants. Seductive and seamless with ripe tannin as well as low acidity, this fleshy, delicious 2010 should drink well for several more years."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts

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2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 88 PTS - IWR

2010 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - 88 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"This is good quality crianza and a superb value. It shows spice box, dark red fruit and a light saddleleather note that are well integrated on the palate. It's soft on the attack, medium weight, and good length."
- I-WineReview (Report 43: Rioja - A New Look), 90 pts

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2009 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - GOLD - International du Vin 2012

2009 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - GOLD - International du Vin 2012

Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin 2012 (Bordeaux) 5,000 wines judged. 375 Gold Medals awarded.

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Producer Information: Bodegas Burgo Viejo

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 ...
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