Burgo Viejo Tinto comes from a careful selection of the grapes during the harvest followed by meticulous vinification to extract the highest potential of the grapes in an effort to achieve a fresh, powerful, fruit-driven young wine that will satisfy a wide range of palates.
The wine shows fresh aromas of red fruit, strawberry candy- on a very subtle background of sweet vanilla and cocoa. In mouth it is also fresh with balanced acidity, good length and absolutely velvety tannins.
Enjoy it with pasta dishes, cheese and red meat.
"Berry and black-cherry character with light dark-chocolate and walnut undertones. Medium body. Fine tannins. Tempranillo. Drink now."
- James Suckling (August 2021), 91 pts
"Dried-currant and berry character with some stems and lemon rind. Medium body. Straightforward finish. Drink now."
- James Suckling (October 2020), 88 pts
"A tangy and easy red with crushed berry and cherry character. Medium body. Simple finish. Drink now."
- James Suckling (July 2019), 89 pts
"(raised in stainless steel and concrete tanks) Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Energetic and intensely fruity on the nose and in the mouth, displaying fresh strawberry and boysenberry qualities and a hint of spiciness. Juicy and seamless in texture, showing good clarity and a touch of warmth on the supple, tannin-free finish, which leaves a jammy red berry note behind.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 89 pts
"Deep ruby. Aromas of fresh red fruits and pungent flowers take on a hint of allspice with aeration. Juicy, energetic and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors given lift and spine by tangy acidity. Shows a touch of darker fruits on the nicely persistent finish, which leaves behind bitter cherry and cassis notes. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 89 pts
"Brilliant ruby. Spice-accented dark berry and floral aromas are complemented by hints of cola and vanilla. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering warm black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a jolt of black pepper. Finishes smooth and gently sweet, the gentle tannins folding quickly into the lingering fruit. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 88 pts
"These 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 2013 Tinto reveals delicious, ripe, savory, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with notions of tobacco leaf, spice box, new saddle leather and a lovely, lush, heady mouthfeel. Drink now-2017. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 88 pts
"(85% tempranillo, 10% garnacha and 5% mazuelo; no oak): Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry compote and fresh flowers on the nose. Lush, open-knit dark berry flavors show good clarity and no rough edges. Supple and seamless in texture, finishing with gentle sweetness and very soft tannins. Extremely easy to drink, with the heft to handle rich or assertively seasoned foods."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 88 pts
"The grapiest and youngest of this trio, the 2012 Tinto is composed of 85% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha and Mazuelo, aged totally in concrete and stainless steel. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color along with medium body, copious amounts of creme de cassis, licorice and lead pencil shavings and a moderately endowed, supple, intense, richly fruity personality. Drink it over the next 2-3 years."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts
Berliner Wein Trophy Summer 2012, GOLD MEDAL
"(85% tempranillo, 10% garnacha and 5% mazuelo): Vivid ruby. Primary red and dark berry aromas show good energy and a slightly jammy aspect. Smooth, seamless and sweet, with lively black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a hint of black pepper. Finishes smooth with very soft tannins and sweet berry notes."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 88 pts
"From a cooperative of six families founded in 1987, Burgo Viejo’s delicious 2011 Tinto (a blend of 85% Tempranillo and the rest 10% Grenache and 5% Mazuelo, aged largely in concrete vats) is a mid-weight Spanish fruit bomb. Loads of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with some licorice, tobacco leaf and spice box jump from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-tinged wine. It is medium-bodied, lush and ideal for drinking over the next several years. Don’t expect complexity, but rather a hedonistic style of Rioja that sells for a song."
Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 87 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 ...