1999 Rioja Reserva Especial, Vitium, Fernandez de Pierola

Vintage: 1999
Date tasted: 29 January 2005
Price when tasted: £24.99

Tasting notes


This wine stood out, among strong competition, at September 2004's almost definitive Rioja tasting. Pure expression from 100% old vine Tempranillo, great depth of low-yield fruit, ripe, smooth, complex, not reliant on oak to impress, a truly grand vin in the modern classic style. Drink 2004-12.

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