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We LOVED Marques de Riscal Rioja back in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and we still have labels from several different vintages spanning three decades. I remember the ’73 and ’76 with particular fondness, but all were very good, with a good deal less obvious oak than they use these days. I have no recollection whatsoever of the other Riojas. Likewise, the wines from France and Italy whose labels are shown here don’t register any real “wows” from back then, but I have fond memories of several of the Germans, including those from Dr. Fisher, Schloss Schonborn and Dr. Thanisch.
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