[89 Wine Advocate] The 2005 Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva has a similar bouquet to the 2007 Reserva. Raised for 36 months in American barriques, the nose takes time to unfold and offers scents of singed leather, sous-bois and pressed flowers. The palate is nicely balanced with fleshy supple tannins and a good acidity, the finish understated, very natural with tart red cherries and strawberry, interlaced with dried tobacco. Drink now-2019 (30th Aug 2012)
Winery's Notes: Ruby-red colour of medium-high intensity, with a nose that presents marked balsamic aromas and elegant tones of spice and tobacco leaf. Smoothness dominates in the mouth, adding elegance and maturity to its long finish.
Grapes: Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano.