1972 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

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Another poor vintage with no wines of note

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Although a dismal 1% of wine made Gran Reserva this year, that statistic masks the fact that Viña Salceda reported a good (grade 3) year (although they turned their entire production over to Crianza wines) and Martínez Bujanda and Olarra reported a grade 2 year. So who made the Gran Reserva? Corrál, mostly.