James Roscoe wrote:Otto, I like the more recent Montecillo's. I loved the '94s. They seem to be getting a little spoofy with each new vintage, but I am more tollerant of spoofiness than you are. I am glad you enjoyed the wine.
In its place we opened an 89 Prado Enea. It was quite tight and by rights should have been given several hours in a decanter; I thought it would open in the glass more than it did. We corked the bottle after the first glass and both Vacu-Vinned and refrigerated it. Last night we had the remainder. It was fully open. Brownish purple color. It tasted of Christmas pudding and ash--plummy and slightly stewed with dates and spice. Not bad but not great, and not at all like any Rioja I've had before or Rioja as I expect it to be. This is a second-hand bottle that probably had some storage issues in it's life.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:I have found some `98 GR from this winery. $30 Cdn. What is the opinion?