The most expensive and rarest wine produced in Rioja. Bought from the cellars of Paternina winery in 2009. Stored in Original Wooden Case (check out pictures). Extremely good storage conditions. Fully mature and therefore well now, or cellar for 20-25 years.
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Bought in Paternina winery in May 2009.
Stored in private cellar up to today.
A limited edition of 8.250 bottles. Vinified for 12 months in big wooden vats, from the founding time of the winery, without temperature control, and then poured to cask. Aged for 84 months, 7 years. Racked 14 times, once every 6 months, using the traditional cask-to-cask method. Marketed by purchase order directly from the cellars.
"Conde de los Andes was the most expensive wine in Rioja: 14.000 pesetas in 1982 (about 84 euros), four times more expensive than Viña Tondonia 1970 Gran Reserva, double than 890 Gran Reserva La Rioja Alta or Castillo Ygay, and just a little bit less than Vega Sicilia Único. This wine was so expensive for Spanish people that it was hardly ever on sale in Spain itself".
94/100 Cellartracker: "A gift from a friend of the origin country, a spectacluar bottle, high fill, some problems with the cork, but then if you take a first nose........., a little bit of biscuits, spices like cardamon, still some little red fruit left, on the palate first of all very lively acidic appearance, fine, no very fine, hints of vanilla, tobacco, red berries, did not put this bottle in a decanter, you never know with old bottles, this one kept tension till the final mouthful, very long+, in well stored conditions still some life ahead, stunning bottle".
** Bottles will be shipped without their original wooden case to prevent damage.
*** Shipment made with special wine box certified by UPS and DHL.
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Magnificent wine in magnificent condition. Perfect!
The wine is in incredible condition, shipped immaculately, with excellent communication.
Magnificent. Incomparable communication, excellent packaging.
Been patiently waiting for delivery but has been returned from customs.
Seller explained to me "shit happens "..not the words i would have chosen and wanted to hear.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Parcel rejected by UK Custom office and returned back to Spain. The buyer was immediately contacted and informed about the situation. Parcel shipped again to UK, free of charges (even if it had to be paid by the addressee).
Message sent to the buyer:
"Unfortunately, the parcel was refused in UK custom's office and referred back to Spain. This morning it was delivered at home. It's a very unusual situation. I will claim Correos Spain and its partner in UK. But in any case, I will send you again the wines. Of course, free of charge.
I don't know if custom policies have changed in UK. I apologise for the inconvenience caused. Shit happens!
Please, don't hesitate to contact me if there are more problems with the new delivery process.
muy profesional. vinos como aparecen en las fotos y envio rápido
envio rápido y buen empaquetado
Perfect transaction and a great bottle! Thanks
Another excellent bottle. Great service to USA! thanks!
Amazing bottles! Perfecto!
Amazing bottles! Great service!
Another great transaction from this seller. The bottles are old but in outstanding condition. Delivery took about 2 weeks once they were mailed to me in the USA from Spain. I will keep doing business!
By far not my first purchase from rioja-gran-reserva and, like every previous time, everything was perfect. Super reliable seller in every respect
received it today Oct 22nd
no problem all smooth
Another perfect transaction!
Corks had deteriorated but wine is 40+years old so not unexpected. Delivery and packing were excellent
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Bilbao (Vizcaya ), Spain.
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