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2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: La Rioja Alta riojalta.com   details
Appellation: Rioja - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo - Graciano
Maturity: Hold
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: July 24, 2014 , from a member
96 points "The 2004 Gran Reserva 904 is Tempranillo from Brinas, Labastida and Villalba balanced with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were fermented and macerated in inox vats for 14 days at 28º C, and malolactic fermentation lasted 28 days. The wine aged for 4 years in used American oak barrels averaging 4 years old, during which time it was manually racked 8 times. 150,000 bottles were filled. This 2004, from a superb vintage shows a beautiful light red color with a brick rim and a superb nose redolent of balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles. The light to medium-bodied palate shows fully resolved tannins, great acidity and pure, pungent flavors that linger in the mouth forever and that can only be Rioja. This is a wine to smell over and over again. It might sound like an exaggeration, but this wine is still too young and you should wait a little bit and drink the superb 2001 vintage which should still be available on the market while this one matures in bottle. At this quality level the price is superb especially considering that the wine is being released 10 years after the vintage. Drink 2016-2024. " Best 2016-2024
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