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1998 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja

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  • asheio wrote: 90 points

    June 14, 2013 - Blind tasting at Halvor's - ham and cheese combinations (Risl√łkka, Oslo): Rust red, developed colour. Rich and developed nose. Sweet, cinnamon and red fruit. Juicy and delicate on the palate. Noticeable oak. Long finish with some liquorice. Fresh, good acidity.
    In my opinion the oak is a bit too dominant at this point, further aging is recommended.

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  • Harley1199 commented:

    6/18/13, 2:26 AM - Hi there Asheio,
    Possibly you're right and it was a little oaky but I founded almost ready one year before.
    May I suggest you to change your kind Tondonia TN, that has been reading also, cause your bottle was a Reserva range?
    Finally, it was a blind tasting, did you guess this one? :-)

  • asheio commented:

    6/19/13, 1:55 AM - Hi Harley! Thank for the comment! It was for sure a Reserva, so I have changed the wine. I actually brought the Tondonia to the tasting.

  • Harley1199 commented:

    6/19/13, 2:14 AM - Hi again Asheio,
    So easy question to be resolved :-)
    Since American taste has rediscovered Rioja, scores are launching like a rocket.

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