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Half-Bottle of Marques de Riscal, Rueda Superior - 1992

Item # 35675 375mL
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This impressive, older white Rueda is a rare treasure from the cellar. Still full of fresh white fruits and acidity with a subtle smokiness. Complex and evolving in the glass, this is a treat with smoked fish, spanish omelet and crispy croquets.


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