R. López de Heredia 1981 Rioja Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva (Center-North) – Faded, antiqued red fruit – the lightest possible – with the sepia patina of age and a gritty, starting-to-disconnect texture. A fine-edged tannin scrapes, slowly, across the thin surface. The aromatics are lightly earthen and quite beautiful, but the palate is a bit tired and gasping. It’s a good wine, still, but I’d consider drinking it posthaste. (11/09)
Carl W SchulzeMarch 27, 2012
Love the ‘Dukes’ reference, though it might be better lavished on a Dezi (Daisy?) Regina del Bosco. Hmmm, I think I might still have an ’00 or ’01 someplace in the cellar.
thor iversonMarch 28, 2012
There’s no point in hoarding puns. I’ve got more. ;-)