The oldies: 1862-1964
The most relevant quality of top Rioja wines is their capacity to improve over time in the cellar, often over a very long time. Some of the very rare 19th century Rioja that is still available gives unforgettable sensorial experiences.
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If you happen to have any bottle of very old Rioja, particularly Riscal, go for it. A high proportion of them are very likely to provide a great tasting moment, if you follow a few rules: