Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spanish Wines Older than Me...1928 to 1982..from Spanish-Wine-Exclusives by Philip S. Kampe

Often words are hard to come by when you have the privilege to sample icon Spanish wines that date back to 1928. Thanks to the generosity of Justin Berlin at Spanish-Wine-Exclusives (www.spanish-wine-exclusives.com), I had the rare opportunity to sample these 'ageless' beauties.

Yes, many of the wines were wines that were considered average when released, but, as time ages the wines, a major transformation takes place, making average wines taste like historic wines.

                                           Justin Berlin pouring a rare old vintage

   The classic line-up, starting with 1928 on the left and ending with 1982 on the right

Words are hard to come by when explaining each wine...so,in this rare case, I will not bore you with explanations of each wine. Just think raisins, dates and figs and you will get the picture.

            


                                               1982 Alfares Rioja Reserve Red


                                                       
                                        1981 Marquis de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Red



                                         1981 Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva



                                       1970 Royal Tete de Cuvee Rioja Gran Reserva


            
                       1964 Faustino I Rioja Gran Reserva (also, 1970 was poured)



                                    (far left) 1928 Paternina Rioja Gran Reserva   

Philip S. Kampe
philip.kampe@thewinehub.com
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