quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by sunnylea57:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by sunnylea57:
1998 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890
Both '97 & '98 were brutal vintages overall in Rioja. That said, I bet this is a wonderful wine.
All I can say is "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts."
Sounds like the fruit from this poor vintage faded well before the oak.
The fruit hasn't faded at all, but neither has the oak. I thought the oak was distracting. Others didn't have quite the same reaction to it that I did.
I expect that the fruit will eventually fade while the coconut still hangs on.