Translucent brick color. Very nice nose of dried red fruits, slightly degraded by a musty character which aired off after a while.
On the palate we have again the dried red fruits, medium+ acid, and tannins so smooth they're almost not there. Can't find even a hint of the typical Rioja dill, nor of the sediments you'd expect in a bottle of 30 years old wine.
This is pretty enjoyable, but it's lacking in two important aspects: Complexity and balance. The acidity is so high it overpowers the rather soft fruit and tannins.
Cork was soaked right through, but not crumbly. I couldn't find any obvious defects, but it may have been a touch oxidized, and hopefully a bottle with a better cork performs better.
Another good bottle. Don't be put off by a musty nose, just pick up on the cranberry fruit nose. On the palate, fun, fruity,interesting and definitely still full of life. Bravo Majestic Wine for finding these for us.
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