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2001 - La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904

Item No. 72597

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96 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Retail Price $70.00

$39.97 per btl

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From the Critics:

  • "The 2001 Gran Reserva 904 will not be released for another 3 years. Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays a lovely nose of Asian spices, incense, tobacco, balsamic, and blackberry. On the palate it has exceptional depth, layers of spicy black fruit, excellent ripeness, and an elegant personality. Upon release it should continue to evolve for another 5-6 years and drink well through 2040."

    "La Rioja Alta was founded in 1890 in Haro, the capital of Rioja Alta, in close proximity to Lopez de Heredia and Marques de Riscal. The Bodega's wines are all blends, there are no single vineyard wines, and all of the wines are produced from estate-grown grapes. During my visit in May, 2010, I had the opportunity to taste verticals of 2 of La Rioja Alta's wines, Vina Ardanza Reserva and Gran Reserva 904. Vina Ardanza's wines are labeled Reserva with three exceptions. In what La Rioja Alta considers the greatest years (there have been three to date, 2001, 1973, and 1964) the wine is called Reserva Especial. There are usually four vintages a decade of La Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904. It is made from a blend of Tempranillo and Graciano and aged for 5 years in barrel and 5 years in bottle prior to release." (06/10) - 96 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • "Deep ruby. Complex, highly perfumed scents of dark berry compote, cherry pit, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Smoky, sweet and focused, offering vibrant black raspberry, bitter cherry and vanilla bean flavors that gain power with air. This doesn't act like a 12-year-old wine! Finishes smooth and very long, with lingering sweetness and gentle, fine-grained tannins." (10/13) - 93 Pts Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellar
  • "The alluring aromas of vanilla, lilac and cedar give way to berry, vanilla and tobacco flavors in this expressive red. Features a supple texture, with firm underlying tannins, while balsamic acidity lends a spicy note to the finish. Drink now. -TM" (09/13) - 91 Pts Wine Spectator

Product Info

  • ABV

    12.7%
  • Vintage

    2001
  • Color

    Red
  • Organic

    No
  • BioDynamic

    No
  • Closure Type

    Cork
  • Collectable

    Yes
  • Kosher

    No
  • Sparkling

    No
  • Dessert

    No
  • Taste

    berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, and tar
  • Nose

    berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, and flower

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