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Bodegas Olarra Rioja Gran Reserva 1973

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

From this low fill mag we did not get a particular representative sample but once the sweet, fudgy maderized notes on the nose ameliorated there were distinct notes of tobacco, sandy soil, beet root, crayon and spicy cinnamon. In the mouth the wine blossomed briefly revealing a decent core of sour cherry fruit accented with a bit of medicinal anise. Certainly defective but still decent with a blend of maderized and aged flavors that lasted for about an hour before the remaining aged flavors receded. I would love to try this from a pristine bottle.

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Bodegas Olarra, S.A,:
Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja and within the prestigious Rioja Alta sub-district. Since it was founded in 1973, Olarra has been characterised by the beauty and complexity of its facilities, known as the Cathedral of Rioja, with its unique 'Y' shaped ground plan, as well as its 111 hexagonal "egg box" dome... Read more
Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja and within the prestigious Rioja Alta sub-district. Since it was founded in 1973, Olarra has been characterised by the beauty and complexity of its facilities, known as the Cathedral of Rioja, with its unique 'Y' shaped ground plan, as well as its 111 hexagonal "egg box" domes. This bodega has been able to combine the most modern winemaking techniques with the traditional vinification and ageing processes of Rioja, creating wines which have been conceived according to strict quality standards. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Olarra Rioja Gran Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,166
2.00 5
02/24/2009

From this low fill mag we did not get a particular representative sample but once the sweet, fudgy maderized notes on the nose ameliorated there were distinct notes of tobacco, sandy soil, beet root, crayon and spicy cinnamon. In the mouth the wine blossomed briefly revealing a decent core of sour cherry fruit accented with a bit of medicinal anise. Certainly defective but still decent with a blend of maderized and aged flavors that lasted for about an hour before the remaining aged flavors receded. I would love to try this from a pristine bottle.




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