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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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  • 2018 Val do Sosego Albariño Rías Baixas – Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas (5/25/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of quince, pear and a hint of nutmeg. Flavors of orange, lime and lychee. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2017 Fillaboa Albariño Rías Baixas – Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas (5/25/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, plum and tangerine. Flavors of tangerine, lemon and kumquat. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (90 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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  • 2004 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (1/2/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and smoke. Flavors of black berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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