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Snooth User: AbottleAday

Bodegas Berberana Rioja Reserva 1988

Posted by AbottleAday, Apr 16, 2010.
Details for Bodegas Berberana Rioja Reserva 1988

Looking for any current tasting notes or recommendations on if I should drink this wine now or continue to cellar it? 


Reply by outthere, Apr 16, 2010.

All I could find was a drink by date of 2013. HTH.

Does the label look like this? 


Reply by GregT, Apr 16, 2010.

Drink it. You've got 20+ years - if it hasn't come into its drinking window by that time, it's not likely to.  And I'm sure there will be people who disagree and who recollect wines that they've had with fifty or sixty years on them.  Sure, but those were mature at 20 too. 

If stored really well, you can keep it.  But I'd drink it.  1988 wasn't a great vintage like 1982 or 1981, so I think you have a good bottle of wine to drink now provided it's not corked or compromised by bad storage.

Reply by AbottleAday, Apr 17, 2010.

Yes, the label does look like that - outthere. This site (snooth) shows a recommended drinking date of 2003. So, I wasn't sure if I missed a "window" and should cellar longer or enjoy now?

Greg T - I really appreciate your insight/help. 

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