Bodegas Basilio Izquierdo 2008 B de Basilio
Wine Advocate 93 Rating
The 2008 B de Basilio Izquierdo red blends Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano from different regions within Rioja. It is fermented with its natural yeast and aged for a year in French barrels (Basilio was educated in Bordeaux and has a big Bordeaux influence) and is extremely aromatic, open and perfumed, with notes of pomegranate and blood oranges. The palate is very balanced, with good acidity, wood perfectly integrated, flavors of ripe acid fruits and a very long finish. A great compromise between modernity and tradition, which is evolving very slowly. Drink 2014-2020.