1954 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1961 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1964 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Reserva Especial
1970 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva
1970 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1970 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1972 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único
1973 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1994 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Banana
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Originally posted by AML:
1954 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1961 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1964 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Reserva Especial
1970 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva
1970 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1970 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1972 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único
1973 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1994 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
1994 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Banana


Winner What's the occasion?
Thanks for the comments, guys. Really looking forward to tasting through this series of wines. We will also be doing two Cava, and two whites:

2000 Recaredo Cava Turo d'en Mota
2001 Recaredo Reserva Particular
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Originally I did have a tapas restaurant lined up, but it ended up falling through due to some issues with the glassware late last week. Luckily, I had some foresight and touched base with another restaurant before hand.

Will have plenty of pictures and notes up after the 8th!
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Originally posted by AML:
Thanks for the comments, guys. Really looking forward to tasting through this series of wines. We will also be doing two Cava, and two whites:

2000 Recaredo Cava Turo d'en Mota
2001 Recaredo Reserva Particular
1981 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Originally I did have a tapas restaurant lined up, but it ended up falling through due to some issues with the glassware late last week. Luckily, I had some foresight and touched base with another restaurant before hand.

Will have plenty of pictures and notes up after the 8th!


I am so pumped for this! Cool
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Originally posted by AML:

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia



Enjoyed this last November greatly. Paired with a roasted butternut squash tossed with penne, roasted onion, pancetta, sage and shaved Parmigiano. One of the magical pairings of the year for me. The wine was VERY good, but the pairing pushed this way over the top for our group. Just a thought! Cool

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by AML:

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia



Enjoyed this last November greatly. Paired with a roasted butternut squash tossed with penne, roasted onion, pancetta, sage and shaved Parmigiano. One of the magical pairings of the year for me. The wine was VERY good, but the pairing pushed this way over the top for our group. Just a thought! Cool

PH


As it happens, I just picked up a bottle of the 2003. Guessing I should let it sleep a little longer, if not a lot longer.
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1998 Jadot Clos de la Roche

Fingers crossed.


Interested in the notes when you pop this one.


VC - I just posted in the Tasting Notes section. It was a good wine that pulled together nicely on day two.
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1982 Bodegas Olarra Anares Reserva Rioja

Not quite sure what to expect but I am hoping it will be more than decent. Crossing fingers.


How was this DD?

Chard,
This was drinkable but clearly over the hill (and storage wasn't ideal with a saturated cork three quarters up) if using Bordeaux as a baseline since I have no experience with Spanish wines. The nose was more interesting with a little bit of fruit and flower garden than the taste which seemed tired.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by Chard:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
1982 Bodegas Olarra Anares Reserva Rioja

Not quite sure what to expect but I am hoping it will be more than decent. Crossing fingers.





How was this DD?

Chard,
This was drinkable but clearly over the hill (and storage wasn't ideal with a saturated cork three quarters up) if using Bordeaux as a baseline since I have no experience with Spanish wines. The nose was more interesting with a little bit of fruit and flower garden than the taste which seemed tired.




Thanks, I have went through a few 06's as of late and they have been very nice but not a Rioja that comes across as needing (lasting) decades of cellar time.

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