Review: 2017 Beronia Rioja Crianza

Christopher Null April 6, 2021

Beronia‘s widely available Rioja Crianza is now going to be even more accessible: screw-capped half-bottles are now on the market. This 2017 (the price below is for a 750ml) is a blend of 94% tempranillo, 5% garnacha, and 1% mazuelo.

The wine is approachable but fairly innocuous, offering an attack of cherry, rhubarb, and raspberry, but filtered through an earthy, tobacco-laden character. A bit balsamic on the finish, the wine is tart and lightly tannic, with a finish running gently to licorice and some clove notes. It’s a balanced wine but not overwhelming in complexity. Solid at the price.

B+ / $15 / beronia.com

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2017 Beronia Rioja Crianza

Rating

8.5/10
(Originally posted by Christopher Null)
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