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3/2/2010
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Birthday Spirits: It's good to be the birthday boy

That was a birthday
I don't mean to brag or boast, but I have some very lovely friends. Recently I celebrated a milestone-ish birthday.
Not 16. Or 18. Or 21. Or 30. But, the other one. The one that makes me feel a bit nauseous when I think about it.
What helped the nausea was a collection of fine wine & spirit gifts from friends.


First, whisky
(right, I understand it's supposed to be about wine).
Birthday Whisky
Rittenhouse 25yr old Rye Whisky.
Yamazaki 12yr old Whisky.
I am quite fond of both of Yamazaki and Rittenhouse - although I have never had this 25yr old before.




Then, wine!
1970 Vintage Port
Producer: J.W. Burmester
Holy cow. This will be tasty (I hope).

1970 Port




1970 Rioja
Producer: López de Heredia
I have had wines from Lopez de Heredia once before. We had their rosado/rosé last fall - the current vintage is 1998.
1998.
High acidity, nutty flavors (actual nuts and also crazy nutty), beautiful color.
I've never had their proper red, so this should be super cool.
Here's a review from their importer's website. Apparently this wine is drinking well from 2009 to 2030. And it's a 1970. The crazy!
López de Heredia: 1970

López de Heredia: 1970



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