2004 Lar de Paula Reserva, DOCa Rioja
My tasting note for this wine ran all of two lines. Simple, pure, solidly structured Rioja, showing dark fruits and vanilla. Not that it was bad or anything. Being unspectacular is hardly a crime, but charging $20+ for it is.
Does anyone still drink Spanish wine anymore? Like really drink it, I'm interested in knowing. Because we do lots of Chinese home cooking with it, all sorts of meats. When they have some bottle age and develop that real nice elegance . . . that's when it gets real delicious. Just not this bottle.