LA RIOJA ALTA RIOJA GRAN RESERVA ‘904’ 2009

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James Suckling
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Luis Gutierrez
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Tim Atkin MW
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Wine Spectator
SKU
RATE200911 UCAU
$150.00 Per item
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90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from vines over 60 years old in vineyards in Briñas, Labastida and Villalba.
90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from vines over 60 years old in vineyards in Briñas, Labastida and Villalba.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

James Suckling

"This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. Available in September 2018. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?"

95 / 100

Luis Gutierrez

If Viña Ardanza seems to be going fast, the Gran Reserva 904 is even faster and we're now on the 2007 Gran Reserva 904. This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential. It is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo aged for four years in well-seasoned American oak barrels, with eight manual rackings. I found that the freshness of the vintage and its relatively young age gave the wine a youngish character that I loved, combining developed notes of meat, spices, leather and balsam with almost cherry-like aromas. The palate feels balanced and elegant, with fine-grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. This vintage of 904 surprised me! 150,000 bottles produced. Drink Date: 2016 - 2027

96 / 100

Tim Atkin MW

There was no 904 in 2006, but this blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano from 20 parcels in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa is back with a vengeance. Polished, traditional, American oak-aged Rioja with gamey sweetness, tangy acidity, filigree tannins and impressive palate length. 2017-28.

93 / 100

Wine Spectator

This supple red delivers bright, focused flavors of dried cherry, orange peel, vanilla, sandalwood, tobacco and spice, with light tannins and fresh acidity. An elegant rendering of the traditional style. Drink now through 2022.