2016 Contino Rioja Vina del Olivo

$195.00 / 1.5 L
In Stock | Limit 2 per customer

Critic's Notes

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media, 94

“... Youthful purple. Powerful, deeply perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, potpourri and incense, along with oak spice, vanilla and woodsmoke nuances. Sweet and palate-coating, offering densely packed but vibrant black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors energized by a core of juicy acidity and a suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes sweet and impressively long, showing outstanding clarity and youthful tannins that add solid grip to the sappy, lingering fruit.”

James Suckling, 98

“This is sleek and racy with a polish and beauty that is incredible. Full body, ultra-fine tannins that touch you at the beginning and take you down to a gorgeous depth of fruit. Super. A great single vineyard wine.”

Tim Atkin, MW, 96

“As its name makes clear, this comes from vines located around an old olive tree in the upper part of the estate. Combining Tempranillo with 10% Graciano, it's a bold, structured, intense wine, showing aromas of wild herbs and incense and a palate that's powerful yet well balanced. 2022-35.”

Luis Gutierrez - The Wine Advocate, 95

“The 2016 Viña del Olivo has to be one of the finest recent vintages of this wine. It's powerful and elegant and has great balance and a lively palate, with focused flavors, great purity and integrated oak. It's very young and seems to have all the ingredients for a long development in bottle. It's tasty, long, very pure and is salty rather than sweet.”

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