Contador Benjamin Romeo 2005
Having been the winemaker at revered Rioja producer, Artadi, for 15 years, Benjamin Romeo began his solo project, Bodega Contador, in 1995. His flagship wine, Contador, is produced from 100% Tempranillo sourced from three parcels of vines ranging between 60 and 80 years of age. The 2005 is an astonishing release opaque in colour and with incredibly rich and intense aromas of black cherry, black currant, graphite, exotic spices, tobacco and minerals. Full-bodied and wonderfully mouthcoating, the palate is multi-layered and incredibly complex but impeccably balanced.