Benjamin Romeo was the winemaker at the iconic Rioja winery
Artadi. After 15 years there, he started Contador, his own personal
project, also in the Rioja Alavesa. There he very quickly received
international recognition when his 2004 vintage Contador Cuvee
was awarded 100 points from The Wine Advocate. Benjamin
Romeo's Contador is one of only two Spanish wines ever to
receive consecutive 100 point ratings from Robert Parker.
only other wine to achieve a perfect rating is another Eric Solomon
Selection, Clos Erasmus, made by Daphne Glorian. Benjamin
Romeo's bodega (warehouse) is located at the foot of a clock
tower, pictured on the label for Contador.
Contador 2008 is bright and deep garnet in color. Very ripe red
and black fruit on the nose overlaid with mineral and herbal
touches reminiscent of aromatic plants which live alongside the
vines in our most select vineyards. Notes of high quality wood and
dark burnt caramel. Full and smooth in the mouth at first. This is
followed by a good level of tannin and a refined mouth-watering
freshness. The finish is long and pleasant.
Blend: 86% Tempranillo, 14% Garnacha
Age of Vines