1970 Rioja - 9 Different Wines from "The Vintage of the Century"

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40 Year Old Rioja from "The Vintage of the Century" for around $100 a Bottle! Be quick!


The region of Rioja remains the king of red wines in Spain, despite the fact that these days, there are less top producers making traditional wines than there were in the past. The wines are traditionally a blend of varieties with Tempranillo to the fore, aged for extended periods in old barrels.

Rioja is as age-worthy as the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, yet it flies under the radar compared to its more well-known peers. This means that a stellar bottle of aged or age-worthy Rioja can be procured for far less than a similarly rated bottle of Bordeaux or Burgundy. It remains a great bargain in today's wine world.


Our first parcel of Rioja completely sold out - not a single bottle remains.


I have managed to secure another extraordinary parcel from my contact in Barcelona and today we present 9 different wines from the 1970 vintage.


1970 is a legendary vintage in Rioja recognised by wine critics from around the world as "the vintage of the century". It also marked the rise of "modern" Rioja, with less barrel time, riper fruit, lower acidity and the use of more new French oak and a slow pulling away from the traditional style where a wine might spend decades in old American oak barrels and are generally lighter in color, less fruit forward with higher acid levels. Most of the wines were of the traditional style. These wines from good producers can age up to 50 -60 years and will be a wonderful example of the pleasures to be had in well-stored, classic Rioja.

These 45-year-old wines are all priced around the $100 mark Pre Arrival. I think that is incredible for wines of this age and reputation. The condition of the bottles is excellent - you will find actual photos of most wines on our website. Quantities vary - in some cases we have only 2 or 3 bottles. The early bird will get the best selection.


Click here to view and order the wines on our website. Orders may also be placed by email to asaf.gordon@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone. Don't delay - our recent Rioja offers have all been heavily over-subscribed.


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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

21 Toorak Road

South Yarra

Vic 3141


Phone: (03) 9326 5737


Old Ports

Martinho 1881 Port


Few wines age as well as Vintage or Coheita Ports.


We have a small range in stock going back over 100 years.


These wines are also remarkably inexpensive.


To view what is available click here.






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