2002 La Cueva del Contador Benjamin Romeo

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Average critic rating : 94.0 points



What Romeo has achieved in the challenging 2002 vintage is impressive. The least expensive offering here is the 2002 La Cueva del Contador, a 100% Tempranillo bottled unfiltered after spending time in French oak. Dense ruby/purple-hued, with a fragrant bouquet of roasted espresso, melted chocolate, scorched earth, and dense black currant and cherry fruit, it is reminiscent of some of the great efforts from Peter Sisseck’s Pingus. Opulent and full-bodied with an unctuous texture, sweet tannin, and low acidity, this beauty is clearly made in the more modern style of Rioja winemaking. It should drink well for 10-12 years. The prices for these wonderful curiosities reflect their rarity as well as the high quality winemaking. Wine Advocate.June, 2005


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.


Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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