1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia - Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (9/12/2017)
Light ruby color with notable tawny edges signals the maturity of the wine. It starts out with a floral, cherry, leathery aromatic that is fresher than the color would suggest, and more forward than the taste which is a bit thin and closed in. A little bit of air solves that as the fruit returns to the palate, along with the complimentary elements of leather, spice and old cedar. A half hour more brings a fully knit together wine of silken texture and complexity. It’s not a world beating Bosconia, but given some time it’s a lovely drink that would be better served with more delicate food than we threw at it.
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