Bohórquez Reserva, Ribera del Duero 2016


A breath-taking red that is complex, refined, aged and age-worthy. This single-vineyard Reserva will make you long for a bigger bottle, more time and the best company that you can imagine. This is multi-award-winning wine from a wonderful region and a wonderful man.

Made from the oldest and highest altitude plots of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines in this vineyard, the wine that comes out of these grapes is then aged for a minimum of eight years before release. Staying in a commination of French and American oak barriques for up to a year and a half, the wine is then bottled and left for years, in order to mature, soften its tannins and develop the incredible layers of complexity that mark its wonderful quality.

Flavours of black fruits, crushed strawberries, cocoa, spice and a mineral balance, this is a very serious wine that, though released ready to drink, is capable of decades of ageing. The flagship wine of the Bodega, this is divine-like in its completeness with not an edge in sight; a long, flavour-filled finish that you'd expect from any of the top regions of Europe, but never at this quite astonishing price.

Javier Bohórquez is a frequent visitor to Ireland, loving to fish and meet old friends. His home in the Peñafiel district of the Ribera del Duero gives the best and most elegant of the region's wines as well as some of the most famous. He is a quiet, tall and charming man who is generous and patient, talented and visionary. Eschewing the powerful blockbuster styles of many of his neighbours, he has successfully attempted to show that the potential for elegant, age-worthy wines from the Ribera del Duero is real and achievable if you, like, him have the ability for perseverance and the capacity for patience. His wines are remarkably approachable, soft, complex and rewarding. It's just happy coincidence that he himself is such a great chap!

Region: Ribera del Duero

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Svelte, Smooth, Silky, Round, Rich, Refined, Pure, Profound, Powerful, Mineral, Meditation, Iconic, Full, Fleshy, Engaging, Elegant, Dark, Creamy, Complex, Broad, Balanced

Best food matches: Wild Boar, Warm Salads, Venison, Veal, Tapas, Steak, St Stephen's Day, Roasts, Red Meats, Poultry, Pork, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Grills, Grilled Vegetables, Game, Fine Dining, Duck, Christmas Dinner, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Beef

Alcohol: 14%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.