Red

1970 Bodegas Franco-Españolas Rioja Cosecha Especial Bordón

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alavesa
  • Rioja
Drink between 1996 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91.4 18 reviews
1970
Borrowed from 1969
1969
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • SimonG wrote: flawed

    April 18, 2016 - Mid ruby. Bright and clean but ever so slightly Woody on the attack. Mildly corked I think, though it doesn't get worse, but not does it blow off. Having had good bottles previously, this one is a touch off. Shame.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    March 21, 2016 - Pale tawny red. Balsam wood and faded red fruit. Gentle, mellow, subtly sweet fruit, and lovely spice. This persisted and improved for several hours. My favorite of the 3 Franco Español wines tonight and just a beautiful older Rioja.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    June 10, 2015 - Mid-shoulder fill. Burnished browning light red color with watery edge. Perfect old Rioja nose with balsam wood, strawberry fruit, and cinnamon. Light to medium weight. Striking remaining sweetness of fruit and tangy acidity. Carressing feel unencumbered by any residual tannin-just pure elegance and gentle harmony. This held up beautifully pouring it directly out of the bottle for a good 2 hours. My word, 3 bottles of this over the past 4 years, basically at 2 year intervals, and each time a wonderful, memorable experience. That is pretty amazing consistency for a 45 year old bottling.

  • rhit wrote:

    April 5, 2015 - Had a wet and crumbly cork. Oxidized beyond real drinkability, unfortunately.

  • SimonG wrote: (90 points)

    November 13, 2014 - Lovely nose. Savoury with ground coffee and warm fruit. Some weight and roundness on the attack, but a bit light on the finish. Decent but not as good as previous bottles. ***1/2

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/1/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Bodegas Franco-Españolas Rioja Cosecha Especial Bordón) Bricked light medium orange red color with 4 millimeter clear meniscus; a little mature, mushroom, strawberry nose; mature, strawberry, dried cherry, autumnal palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Franco-Españolas
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Cosecha Especial
  • Vineyard Bordón
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alavesa
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 31 (55%)
  • Consumed 25 (45%)

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