Monday, December 1, 2008
A good one for Christmas or just for today.
I've written about Lopez de Heredia, Rioja before but I didn't write about the 1981 that my friend ws nice enough to share with me at Palate.
We drank this next to a 2003 Barolo and I much preferred this wine. It was so elegant and refined. Like silk pajamas, I wanted to curl up in it. The fruit was faded, but the wine was not oxidized. It had some dried fruit and nuts, but I found it to be alluring and not off putting.
Some people love really old wine that tastes like dried out poo poo (1981 Sebastiani anyone?). I don't happen to be one of those people. But old wine that's well made and properly stored is a real treat. And this little bottle is just that!
You can get this at Wine House, Wine Exchange, Wally's and K&L. all priced between $79.99 to $99.99. Make it a special Christmas treat!