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Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Matt Richman » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:37 am

1973 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

Pretty, light bodied, delicate with flowery fruit and lots of acid. Probably not the best bottle around but still a very nice wine. Long tar finish wafts away like a ghost. Most of the fruit has faded, leaving this lacy, aging beauty that would have been better 10 years ago.
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:58 am

Nice, what else is in the cellar from Espana?!
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by David M. Bueker » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:41 pm

Never had the '73. The '70 was still purring along a few years ago.
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Matt Richman » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:36 am

The 70 is a much better wine. In fact I traded a bottle of 1970 for this bottle of 1973 so that I could have a birth year wine for my wife. I did give up some quality but we really enjoyed the novelty of it so I'm happy.
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Dale Williams » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:08 pm

I've liked the 73 more than you did, but agree I got better end of swap!
Happy Birthday Kristin!
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Matt Richman » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:31 pm

Thanks Dale! I'll pass that along. I'm thrilled about the swap so win-win.
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Re: Bosconia for my wife's 40th birthday

by Charles Weiss » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Matt Richman wrote:1973 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia

Pretty, light bodied, delicate with flowery fruit and lots of acid. Probably not the best bottle around but still a very nice wine. Long tar finish wafts away like a ghost. Most of the fruit has faded, leaving this lacy, aging beauty that would have been better 10 years ago.


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