This wine needs some serious air time or cellaring. If you pop and pour you will be disappointed. As the only 3 Day Wine Review on the planet I can assure you this wine will age gracefully. Buy a few bottles and try it on day 3 like I did and try one in 2025 and thank me later!
2013 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (10/6/2019)
Day 1: Wood, cherry, spice and leather. Pretty tight wine right now. Finish is a bit harsh. Going to need some time prior to be able to score this wine.
Day 2: Opening up big time. Raspberries, wood, spice, leather, perfume and minerals. Medium plus and intense finish. This wine will be a long term ager. 90 points
Day 3: Rewarded!!! Probably one of the better transformations of the year. White pepper, spice, leather, raspberries, floral and wood. The fruit is more pronounced on day 3. Medium to long finish and picks up subtle hints of dill. This is an amazing value for under $20. Certainly top five this year in that category. 93 points (93 points)