It is always exciting to open a bottle that is said to be 45 years old. But when it lack sediment and is hardly any brownish tint at all you get suspicious. This wine must have been totally undrinkable when released if it is like this more than 40 years later. Nothing special at all and I cannot believe it is truly a -68.
The color is brick red with some orange streaks on the edge. Smells of sweet cinnamon, black currant, red licorice, cherry skins, and sweet floral notes. The taste is sweet tobacco, currants, earth, smoke, olive, sour cherry. There is some acidity and the tannins are integrated. This was my third bottle and was better than my first. The finish is nice and with sweet spices.
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(Viņa Valoria Rioja) Re-release - bricking medium red color with pale meniscus; lightly smoky, tart currant, dill, mature nose; tasty, youthful, silky textured, mature, dill, tart currant, tart cherry palate; medium-plus finish