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Benjamin Romeo's flagship wine, Contador is one of Rioja's icons combining power and complexity,
This is a blend which comes from 12 different parcels in 2008, chosen on the basis of the oldest vines and the lowest yields and balancing rounded, structured components with lighter fresher styles, slopes and flatland - all complementary. This is a lustrous plum-cherry in colour, intense and concentrated. Contador reverberates with innate power and complexity, tantalising the taster with a relatively subtle nose, hints of the red and black fruit and mocha which will be revealed on the palate, refreshed by minerals and wild herbs. The palate is multilayered on attack, reflecting the aromatics suggested on the nose throughout and adding a floral and citrus dimension, all set within an opulent, seductively-textured structure. This is gorgeous and, as always with Benjamin¿s wines, it bears innate power and muscle with grace and poise. Beautifully focused, this is a very lovely Contador, of which only 4,000 bottles were made, from just 0.5kg of grapes per vine.