Contador Benjamin Romeo Magnum 2010
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 2010 release is typically full-bodied and flamboyant yet beautifully balanced and silky in texture. Initial waves of incredibly intense black fruits segue to more subtle savoury nuances of dried flowers, liquorice and tobacco, culminating in an incredibly long, mineral-tinged finish. Modern Rioja at its very finest.