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1955 Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Viña Pomal Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2013 - 2026 (Edit)
CT92.8 25 reviews
Label borrowed from 1952
Label borrowed from 1962
Label borrowed from 1962
Label borrowed from 1964
Label borrowed from 1964
Label borrowed from 1945

Community Tasting Notes 24

  • LoireFan wrote: 94 points

    December 27, 2021 - Brilliant. Great full and great rewards.

  • paul195 wrote: 85 points

    September 24, 2021 - 10 of 10 This bottle had good color and clarity. Very musty upon opening. Decanted for sediment and left for 30 minutes. Nose was dominated by earthy tertiary notes. Palate was better still had some fruit… better than the bottle in early August but not nearly as enjoyable as the earlier bottles a few years ago.

  • paul195 wrote:

    August 5, 2021 - 9 of 10. Unfortunately this bottle was very tired, not sure if flawed or over the hill. Too bad the bottles from a few years ago were quite impressive

  • paul195 wrote: 92 points

    July 24, 2020 - Drank alongside a 1952 Cune. This was a fun pairing of birth year wines. Clearly demonstrating the longevity of Riojas. Both were in very good shape for 65 and 68 year old bottles.
    I have had several of these over the last five years and this was one of the better bottles. Deep color, lots of leather and iron on the nose and palate, still showing some underlying darker fruit, nice texture and good balance. Both of these wines held up well throughout the evening, as did the two birthday boys 🎂

  • paul195 wrote:

    August 13, 2019 - Unfortunately corked

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/14/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Viña Pomal Reserva Especial) Bricked dark red violet color; redolent, appealing, cigar box, dried fig, black tobacco nose; tasty, mature, tart black fruit, cigar box, dried fig palate; should go 8-10 years; long finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1955
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Bilbainas
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Viña Pomal Reserva Especial
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (3%)
  • In Cellars 87 (60%)
  • Consumed 53 (37%)

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