Bought in Paternina winery in 2015. Recorked in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Winery (1896-1996): extremely good storage conditions. Fully mature and drinking well now, or cellar for 15-20 years. A legendary wine of Paternina winery from the best vintage of the 20th century in Rioja.
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Bought in Federico Paternina Winery, in Haro - La Rioja, in 2015.
Stored in private cellar up to today.
Paternina Winery stored a few thousand bottles of the very best vintages in the old cellars in Haro and Ollauri. 1964 was unanimously considered the best harvest in the 20th century in Rioja. A fine selection of bottles from the best cask was reserved for more than 30 years and finally recorked in 1996 to celebrate the first 100 years of the winery. The wine was not marketed and remained in cellar until 2015.
96/100 Cellartracker: "It bears the stamp of the harvest over the style of the Firm: vigor, breadth, lively acidity and an unusual structure for a wine as fine as this Paternina Gran Reserva used to be. Broad, tasty, generous in reduced fruit, melted, soft tannins, and a spicy, fine, permanent finish, wrapping the palate with great finesse. It comes up at times, shines and persists until bored. Extraordinary!!!".
95/100 Cellartracker: "Wow! The wire cage was long gone but the fill level was well into the neck. A short decant showed a bright ruby red with some bricking at the edge but no untoward signs of decay. Straight into the decanter this near 50 year old was clearly in a good place - it smelt great and there was almost no sediment. Classic aged Rioja nose of cedar, classy leather and sun dried fruit. Still fresh, complex, tasty, paired well with a shoulder of lamb, herbs and ratatouille. Medium length, no degradation over two hours. An amazing wine - profoundly enjoyable and a credit to Rioja and Spain".
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Unfortunately bottles broken in transit. Repayment in full offered immediately. Very honest seller.
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