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Paternina Rioja Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2008

The Experience

Drink When...
Weathering the Storm
Listen To...
Inkuyo - Azucena Tika
Think About...
Machu Picchu
Drink With...
Spicy Lamb Albondigas

The Oddbins Take

These wines are named for Don José Fernando de Abascal y Sousa, 1st Marqués de la Concordia, the 25th Viceroy of Peru... Perhaps in the name of brevity we should refer to him as Jo from this point forward. Jo spent 10 years running Peru but it wasn't all llama sanctuaries and selfies up Machu Picchu, o no. During his time, he was captured by the British after his release there were 2 earthquakes, a tsunami, a hurricane, the great fire of Guayaquil which destroyed half of Lima and a small pox epidemic. Jo probably wished he stayed in Madrid. This didn't seem to deter him though; he still managed to build medical facilities, promote educational reforms, reorganize the army and promote harmony between Latin-American and Spanish citizens. Very much like this wine actually; from the arid Spanish temperatures and unruly bush vines a wine with elegance and balance emerges.

Won 91 points in Decanter Mature Rioja Panel Tasting.

Rioja DOC
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 3 Years
Bottle Size
Residual Sugar
1.3 g/l


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Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet
Tempranillo (80%), Grenache (20%)
Paternina Gran Reserva Paternina Tempranillo Red Wine 2008

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