Made with hand-harvested Tempranillo and Garnacha, the wine was aged in French oak barrels for three years before being tucked away deep inside the Manzanos family’s cellar for a 50+ year slumber. Rioja doesn’t appear on the label in 1961; winemakers weren’t required to add it. But there’s no mistaking that it’s pure, beautifully mature Rioja in the glass. Look forward to classic, leathery aromas of dark fruit, cigar box, and spice. The evolved palate is soft, yet well structured, offering up subtle fruitcake and balsamic notes with a long, smooth, complex finish.