Urbina Reserva 1998, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$42.95 (10723)

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May 29, 2021

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Now matured to almost tawny colour, this Rioja remains nicely alive on the nose with currant/cherry fruit, lifted...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This impressive, maturing Reserva has a great deal of definition and is wildly compelling. The tannins are still...

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Community Reviews (6)

Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Hard to believe it’s a ‘98, very little colour change and plenty of life left in it

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Such a vibrant and lively wine! Into secondary fruit flavours at this stage with nicely integrated oak. Classic and compelling.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

This blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo/Graciano has mature characters of red berry, earth, wet forest floor and wood spice aromas and flavours, with more sweet forest floor notes coming through on the medium bodied palate. Nicely balanced with very good acidity and refined tannins that have some grip. Long finish has more wet floor notes. Should develop further into the mid-20's. Tasted Sept/2019.

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Bob Blais
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todd10
todd10

The was my first wine that I had that was over 20 years old. I realized right away that all the almost all the primary fruit flavors are gone. I was getting hints of tobacco and leather. At this point I was happy. As the night progressed, the wine did not get any better. The wine was good at the beginning, I loved the secondary notes of leather, tobacco and oak. But as the night progressed, the already very light tannin's seemed to get even light taking the balance out of wack. I would suggest do not decant this and the faster you can drink this (share with friends) the better.
Tasted Feb 2020

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chezdavid
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