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 poor fruit from the vintage faded long before the oak.
I have a bottle of this that i jmuped to buy since they are so hard to find but i must admit never checked the vintage. I thought that the 890 reserve Would only be produced in the very best vintages since it is such a special reserve! How come Rioja Alta produces it in such a bad one?