1 bottle of Monte Haro Semi Dulce, Bodegas Federico Paternina, probably from the 1970s
Perfect state of conservation, original winery patina, excelent color... very limited number of bottles
Wine purchased from a private wine collector in Cantabria, in 2018. State in Perfect condition
Elaboration: Grapes coming mostly from their own vineyards and from the headwaters of the red grape vineyards of various local producers. Initial fermentation in wood reds from the foundational period for 18 months before being decanted for further aging. According to the vintage, it remains between 36 and 48 months in used barrels of American oak of different sizes, mainly of 225 liters. Bottled directly from the barrel at the end of the 70's. A minimum of 36 months of aging in the open cellar before being sold. No indication of vintage. Coming from a game dates from that year.
Tasting note: Amber color clear, very thick, glyceric, forming large, permanent tears. Copper and reddish reflections.
Aromas of great maturity, candied, with a good dose of fine woods and very fine toasted, vanilla, creamy. A sweet wine that surprises by the amount of fruit passes, dried apricots, pineapple syrup, frosty quince, roasted apple and a citrus background that brings us orange biscuits, German butter brioche, lemon brine. Powerful, without breaking down at any time, it is showing timidly, always in the background, notes of mountain herbs, sage, mulberry leaf and a soft rancidity of old soleras of enormous quality. It gives the impression of continuing to age with great dignity.
In the mouth the first sensation of sweetness is counteracted by a fresh acidity, very citrus, that makes everything more alive. Fatty, tasty, extraordinarily spicy, acidic, roasted, alive, with a lot of sensations of fruit raisins, macerated plums ... It is hard to value these wines for the different and the lack of references: pending subject. We liked a lot!! Monte Haro is one of those mythical brands that have disappeared and that Federico Paternina produced for decades, first as sweet wines, later as semi-sweet and to a lesser extent as doomed. If Rioja was able to produce world-class white wines, it was also capable of producing great sweet wines. In memory are the Viña Zaconia Abocado 6th Year, Monte Real Semidulce Reserva, the old Reserve Diamond, Semidulce Crown and all those Sauternes Cepa of the first half of the 20th century.
No Canada, not the United States, not Brazil, private collector, for these countries a license for the sale of alcohol is necessary, Private collector
- White medium-sweet
- Producer, Name of wine
- NV Monte-Haro, Federico Paternina 1970s
- Gran Reserva
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size
- Bottle (0.75L)
- Fill Level
- Bordeaux bottle type, base neck fill level
- Label Condition
- Fully intact, readable label
- Capsule/Cork condition
- Fully intact metal capsule