Marques de Legarda

Abalos Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.612 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Boxer Briefs

1920. Oldest wine I’ve ever opened. Pristine provenance, tasted like old Burgundy. Total stunner. Conversation started at 2015 white Burgundy and somehow we made it to 1920 Rioja. They were super stoked, wish we had another bottle. Red fruit, not really oxidized at all, I would guess they added some CO2 when they recorked these. Good stuff and a total show stopper. A lot of fun.

1920. Oldest wine I’ve ever opened. Pristine provenance, tasted like old Burgundy. Total stunner. Conversation started at 2015 white Burgundy and somehow we made it to 1920 Rioja. They were super stoked, wish we had another bottle. Red fruit, not really oxidized at all, I would guess they added some CO2 when they recorked these. Good stuff and a total show stopper. A lot of fun.

Apr 15th, 2018
Gregg Gordon

Baller gift from my BFF

Baller gift from my BFF

Jan 12th, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

Hard to ask for more from a 44 year old Rioja. Plenty of haunting, lacy fruit over a mouthfeel akin to white wine with leather and spice nuances without end.

Hard to ask for more from a 44 year old Rioja. Plenty of haunting, lacy fruit over a mouthfeel akin to white wine with leather and spice nuances without end.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
boyd pearson

Phenomenal. Hard to put into words.

Phenomenal. Hard to put into words.

May 28th, 2017
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.6

Sublime. Possibly reconditioned at the winery 20-40 years ago..

Sublime. Possibly reconditioned at the winery 20-40 years ago..

Mar 11th, 2017
Boxer Briefs

This happened yesterday. Recently recorked and in the process of being rereleased. Yes, 1920...like mature burgundy but extremely lively on the palate. Probably the CO2.

This happened yesterday. Recently recorked and in the process of being rereleased. Yes, 1920...like mature burgundy but extremely lively on the palate. Probably the CO2.

Sep 2nd, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.8

A dead ringer for a smokin' mature grand cru burgundy - a '78 Echezeaux? No joke.

A dead ringer for a smokin' mature grand cru burgundy - a '78 Echezeaux? No joke.

Sep 11th, 2015
Gordon L

1970. A food wine that many would not appreciate. Very old school with unique depth and encircled flavors. Find it if you can.

1970. A food wine that many would not appreciate. Very old school with unique depth and encircled flavors. Find it if you can.

Mar 5th, 2018
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this 2 years ago

Stephen had this 2 years ago

Apr 27th, 2018
Andrew Green

Wine Director/Partner The Village Pub & Spruce Restaurants

7.9

Andrew had this 4 years ago

Andrew had this 4 years ago

May 29th, 2016