TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

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Geoff F.
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TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

#1 Post by Geoff F. » May 25th, 2019, 11:42 pm

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.
https://rhcselectionswineshop.com/produ ... a-2010-751
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#2 Post by Steen T Olsen » May 26th, 2019, 12:38 pm

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..
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#3 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » May 26th, 2019, 11:03 pm

Yes great note. Saw a few bottles of this in the market but sadly. haven’t had a chance to try it.
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#4 Post by Robert M yers » May 27th, 2019, 5:48 am

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

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