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Urbina Reserva Especial 1998 Wine Review

Urbina Reserva Especial 1998

Urbina Reserva Especial 1998

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Urbina

Agent: Regazzi Wine & Spirit Importing Lt

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Reviews and Ratings

Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Rich and robust with earth and oak notes on the nose, promising complexity on the palate. Black fruit, tobacco, and some smoke and cedar on the palate, yet a good acid mouth- watering finish. An astonishing wine with a very pleasant texture, where the tannins are soft thanks to the number of years aging in the bottle. It drinks perfectly now - I love how smooth and fresh it still tastes after all these years! Grab this wine before its gone!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

What were you doing in 1998? This has lots of vibrant ripe black fruit on the nose, as well as leather, sweet tobacco and some earthy hints. Vibrant acidity on the palate with lots of leather, tobacco and spicy notes. Lots of life in this wine still. Enjoy with marinated flank steak.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

This 1998 Urbina Reserva was released in 2018, ten years of aging! Medium garnet, there are woody and tobacco aromas from being aged in oak. The wine is well balanced with cherry fruit on the palate and soft tannins. Red meats and lamb on the menu.
Urbina Especial Reserva 1998 is a mature full-bodied Rioja produced from 95% Tempranillo from vines 20-plus years of age. Satisfyingly savoury with ripe dark fruit, dried fruit, leather and smoky vanilla flavours finishing smooth and long on the palate. The wine was matured for three years in both new and previous use oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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