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1981 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja
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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2006

($81) Faded red. Gorgeous , multidimensional aromas of dried red fruits, white flowers, spicecake, leather, underbrush, graphite and lavender sachet. Sil ky and seemingly weightless, with a haunting crystalline purity to the sweet strawberry and redcurrant flavors Sweetly insinuating on the finish, with lingering mineral and strawberry flavors. A remarkable wine that's completely out of step with today's styles : this is the stuff that gets die-hard Rioja traditionalists all weepy. (Think Global, Santa Barbara, CA)

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