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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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.
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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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