From the same purchase as yesterday's sold out Rioja offering we present some more exceptional aged bottles.
We have two highly reviewed wines from 1942 and 1952. Both are great years. Needless to say wines of this age are seldom available at such attractive prices.
We have listed one note for each wine. There are many more on the internet, but most are in Spanish. See actual photos of the bottles above.
Bodegas Riojana Vina Albina Rioja Reserva 1942
Pre Arrival Price $382.50
John Gilman "A View from the Cellar": I am assuming that the Vieja Reserva version of Viña Albina from 1942 is a precursor to the what would be the Gran Reserva of today. I tasted this glorious bottle back in the summer of 2012, and the wine was celebrating its seventieth birthday in splendid style, as it soared from the glass in an absolutely beautiful aromatic constellation of cherries, strawberries, blood orange,fresh nutmeg, Rioja spice tones, a superbly complex base of soil, orange peel and a touch of spiced meats. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and still nicely vibrant, with a lovely core, flawless balance and a very, very long, complex and focused finish that closes with tangy expansiveness and stellar grip. A brilliant bottle of old Rioja from a legendary vintage, the 1942 Viña Albina Vieja Reserva will have no trouble seeing its hundredth birthday. 2012-2040+. 95 Points
Bodegas Berberana Rioja Consecha Especial 1952
Pre Arrival Price $237.00
Cellar TV: Quiet, elegant and mature nose of cherries, plums, sweet vanilla, oak, licorice and leather. Some black tea, herbs and mushroom. Beautiful and fascinating to drink with intriguing depth, mild acidity and integrated tannins. Delicious and exciting with good length, persistence and potential. (1952 was an exceptional vintage).
A rare opportunity to buy and taste two exceptional aged wines at prices that are crazy low. If you love old wines or are simply looking for a very special bottle to enjoy these wines are not-to-be-missed propositions.
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