Red Wine Predicador 2018

Crianza red wine from Rioja. Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 17 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodega Contador
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

One of La Rioja's best-known modern wines, Predicador is crafted by Benjamín Romeo, one of the great names of the Spanish winemaking scene.

The 2017 vintage of this Spanish red wine is made from 92% Tempranillo, complemented with tiny amounts of Graciano, Grenache and Mazuelo. The vines, between 20 and 35 years of age, are scattered over 16 plots located in the towns of Briones and San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

Produced by Bodega Contador, the grapes were manually collected and selected twice.

After a careful vinification in truncated cone-shaped vats, the ageing of this Crianza red wine was carried out in new and 2nd year French oak barrels. It lasted for 17 months.

Finally, Predicador 2018, the wine with the top hat label, was clarified and filtered prior to its bottling.

Decant this Rioja red wine 40-60 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Predicador has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


This red wine by Bodega Contador is complex and multi-layered. Suggestions of blackberries and plums, along with red fruit, spices, a salty hint and some touches of tobacco, coffee and aromatic herbs. On the background, this Crianza from Rioja exhibits some mineral undertones.


A great example of the Modern Rioja, this red wine by Benjamín Romeo is bold and meaty, with lively flavours of yummy red fruit, a well-integrated touch of oak, remarkable acidity and lively tannins that will soon be fully integrated with the wine. Very smooth, this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo has a long, fruity finish and an overall pleasant sensation.

Our personal opinion

Both literally and metaphorically, Predicador 2018 is a top hat wine. Elegant and delicious.


Predicador 2017:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Tim Atkin 92.

Predicador 2017:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 92. James Suckling 91.

Predicador 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Predicador 2014:

Tempranillo,complemented with Grenache and Viura. Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 91.

Predicador 2013:

96% Tempranillo, 2% Grenache, 1% Graciano and 1% Mazuelo. Aged for 16 months in oak. Peñín 93.

Predicador 2012:

92 % Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 4% Mazuelo. Aged for 19 months in oak. Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 17
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 92%, Garnacha Tinta 3%, Mazuelo 3%, Graciano 2%.
Pairings Birds, Chocolate, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
Combination of garnacha and tempranillo works really well. We are in the presence of a new Rioja classic.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
Sense títol
Quite a powerful wine and very concentrated with a deep and intense cherry red colour.
Review by (Posted on 9 March 2016)
Sense títol
It is a very intense wine with a perfect combination between fruit and wood.
For me it is a very good wine.
Review by (Posted on 3 March 2016)
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