TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Post Reply
User avatar
Geoff F.
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 239
Joined: February 22nd, 2019, 9:14 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

#1 Post by Geoff F. »

1920. The first world war has ended. Ink is barely dry on the armistice. Spain is recovering from the flu. This Rioja went into vinification. In short, one of the few Audoze moments I'm likely to have in my lifetime. Served at The Painted Lady in Newberg, Oregon.

Nose: truffles for days. A little leather. Some fruit wafting in from the next room. A hint of black licorice.

Palate: medium body, medium acid. No real fruit left, but rhubarb still echoes. Leather, smoke, truffle. Medium round tannins that float off the tongue. Medium finish.

A real treat.

Found some more info on the wine here. Looks like it spent 27 years in oak in total. Crazy. ... a-2010-751
F r a n z

User avatar
Steen T Olsen
Posts: 210
Joined: September 2nd, 2014, 2:18 am
Location: Copenhagen area, Denmark, Europe
Has thanked: 137 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

#2 Post by Steen T Olsen »

Thank you for the TN, Geoff. Great to see notes for such ancient wines. Brings back memories of just a couple of weeks ago when I tasted the Marques de Legarda Gran Reserva 2001,a wine that was singing beautifully..

Vincent Fritzsche
Posts: 2119
Joined: February 11th, 2009, 11:40 am
Location: Portland, OR
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 77 times

Re: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

#3 Post by Vincent Fritzsche »

Yes great note. Saw a few bottles of this in the market but sadly. haven’t had a chance to try it.
Vincent - ITB

User avatar
Robert M yers
Posts: 3709
Joined: March 10th, 2010, 8:24 pm
Location: Cleveland
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

#4 Post by Robert M yers »

Very cool, and reasonably priced for such an ancient wine with that kind of provenance.

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”