Vinous 91 points - Deep red. Vanilla- and smoke-accented red berry and cherry aromas, with a hint of pipe tobacco emerging with aeration. Sappy, seamless and appealingly sweet, offering plump raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied rose. Smooth tannins frame the finish, which shows very good clarity and spicy persistence.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2006 Gran Reserva shows the effect of a ripe vintage, with notes of prunes and dark plums and as a result of the long aging in oak there are balsamic notes of incense and old furniture. The palate reveals plenty of tannins with the fruit in the background. Drink 2014-2015. (Dec 2013)
Wine Spectator 91 points - This harmonious red is dense and lively, with plum, licorice, smoke and mineral flavors supported by moderate tannins and fresh acidity. Not assertive, but with enough drive to carry it through the floral finish. Drink now through 2018.—T.M. (Jun 19 2013)
We select the best grape and obtain the best wine after a painstaking process, producing long-lasting wines, in which the aromas and taste of ripe fruit mix together with balsamic sensations. Because of the necessary demands of quality in the production of these wines, there are years that are not suitable for obtaining a Gran Reserva. They are aged for a minimum of two years in oak casks and three years in bottles. The casks used at Beronia are manufactured from a mixture of French and American oaks.
|Beronia was founded in 1973 by a group of businessmen, friends from the Basque country who would come to La Rioja on holiday. The friends had a great love of food and wine and created their own gastronomic society in the area, deciding to produce their own wines to be enjoyed with the local cuisine, initially only producing Reserva and Gran Reserva style wines. The winery integrated into the Gonzalez Byass Family of Wine group in 1982 and began an expansion into international markets. Today Beronia is one of the most reknowned Spanish wineries both in international and domestic markets, producing pure and traditional Rioja wines with their own personality and Beronia style.