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  • 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from magnum.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and black pepper. Flavors of black raspberries and black berries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1990 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, apricot and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Can be held if preferred. (91 points)

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  • 2013 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (2/4/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plums and red berries. Flavors of red berries, raspberries and a hint of cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre Muga – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (12/24/2018)
    WiML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, plum,black berries and dish water. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. (93 points)

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