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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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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.
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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.
1995 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
1996 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
1999 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2000 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2001 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2002 Maison Roche de Bellene Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Going to have to start giving this subject some consideration. Mrs. max and I's 24th wedding anniversary is coming up in later June. We always do a 90 vintage themed dinner. 2 wines I know for sure will be served is a 90 Krug and a 90 Schloss Schonborn Auslese Riesling. Need to start thinking about the reds. I have plenty of 90 vintage rhone and bordeaux but need to source a good 90 vintage burgundy to bridge the gap between white and heavy red. Have no clue where all the burgundy went that I once had. Must have drank them all Smile
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
762 bottles yesterday. Unpacked from the move and sorting and doing inventory. Will all be laying back down tomorrow. Except one. Decisions, decisions...

PH

1996 krug to christen the place sounds like a good choice



A bottle that still eludes me...but the 90' Krug CdM I opened to christen my new place will be my WOTY Im quite certain.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
762 bottles yesterday. Unpacked from the move and sorting and doing inventory. Will all be laying back down tomorrow. Except one. Decisions, decisions...

PH

Cool

Um, try not to get mine mixed up and lost, eh? Razz

BTW, now that you've settled, I may have a box headed your way in time for me to pick up (and share of course) Big Grin
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Um, try not to get mine mixed up and lost, eh? Razz

Your what? Seriously, had some girls over yesterday and they needed some Spanish wine to make sangria with. I told them to grab anything they liked.... Red Face Eek LOL

BTW, now that you've settled, I may have a box headed your way in time for me to pick up (and share of course) Big Grin

No problemo. Just let me know. My business address is probably better than home, especially if a signature is going to be required. I'll make sure you have it soon.


PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
Um, try not to get mine mixed up and lost, eh? Razz

Your what? Seriously, had some girls over yesterday and they needed some Spanish wine to make sangria with. I told them to grab anything they liked.... Red Face Eek LOL

BTW, now that you've settled, I may have a box headed your way in time for me to pick up (and share of course) Big Grin

No problemo. Just let me know. My business address is probably better than home, especially if a signature is going to be required. I'll make sure you have it soon.


PH


You're saying girls, plural, right? Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
You're[/b] saying girls, plural, right? Wink


Only two, w+a. Only two.

And KSC, your Priorat is safe Razz No sangria was actually made. My last bottle of 1998 Krug, a 1996 Henriot Enchanteleurs and three 375s of assorted Bordeaux were consumed. Oh.... and vodka, a couple beers early and for some inexplicable reason, a 1999 Delesvaux SGN got quaffed. I'm getting too old for this shit....

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
My last bottle of 1998 Krug, a 1996 Henriot Enchanteleurs and three 375s of assorted Bordeaux were consumed. Oh.... and vodka, a couple beers early and for some inexplicable reason, a 1999 Delesvaux SGN got quaffed. I'm getting too old for this shit....

PH

I always thought that Billecart Salmon Rose was your IPR of choice. You went very serious this round, PH. However, from your email it seems it was worth it Cool
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
My last bottle of 1998 Krug, a 1996 Henriot Enchanteleurs and three 375s of assorted Bordeaux were consumed. Oh.... and vodka, a couple beers early and for some inexplicable reason, a 1999 Delesvaux SGN got quaffed. I'm getting too old for this shit....

PH

I always thought that Billecart Salmon Rose was your IPR of choice. You went very serious this round, PH. However, from your email it seems it was worth it Cool


You haven't lived until you've sucked sticky Chenin out of a woman's navel.

And you're right, BS Rose works 100% of the time 100% of the time.

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