Benjamin Romeo Contador 2012
COLLECTORS! Hold on to your baseball caps!!! Wow!
Contador is more or less on the same collector and super-high-scoring level as the nearly-mythical PINGUS (although that is around $900+) and we are utterly amazed to have grabbed a small parcel from our amazing Spain hookup (huge props, dude, thanks again). Both are Tempranillo at its greatest, not made every year, and barely obtainable most of the time. Read an excerpt of the 97-point review on this wine from Wine Advocate:
“...the 2012 Contador has an intoxicating nose of violets, lilies, blueberries and black cherries, with great harmony, denoting superb elegance. The palate is silky, with world-class tannins and texture, focused, clean flavors, very good balance and gob-smacking power and elegance. A rare combination. This is truly other worldly.”
Buy this for the experience, but buy it to collect too -- you’ll NEVER see it priced anything like this again. Benjamin Romeo is the legendary winemaker of Artadi (Google it) and this is his baby since only 1995, starting by making wine in his parents garage and aging in a centuries-old cave. He became an instant cult hit when both the 2004 and 2005 scored 100 POINTS from Wine Advocate. And here we are…stunned to have a few cases of the ‘12 to offer!!
Jaw-dropping, head-spinning wine. Drink it now or over the next two decades, but if you drink it now, make sure you have a buddy with you in case you REALLY start to trip. Kidding, but this is serious, intense, blockbuster wine!! WHAT. A. PRICE! Incredible! While it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: Spain
Blend: 94% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 3% Mazuelo
Vineyard: El Hoyo Barbera, El Bardallo, El Bosque, Hoyo Àbalos, San Juan, Corrales, El Bombón, Murmurón and El Sauco
Winemaker: Benjamin Romeo
Aging/Cooperage: 18 months in 100 % new French oak
Harvest Date: From the 29th of September to 8th of October
TA: 5.3 g/lg/100mLs
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