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The 2004 Gran Reserva spent 30 months in French and American oak. It is a mouth-filling, opulent effort from the great 2004 vintage that straddles the line between traditional and modern-style Rioja. It offers up a soaring perfume of wood smoke, pencil lead, exotic spices, lavender, and blackberry that leads to a dense, impeccably balanced, lengthy effort that has the structure to evolve for 5-7 years while showing why 2004 is such an esteemed vintage in Rioja. It should see its 20th birthday in fine form. A succulent Rioja with wild berry flavors, red, tart and mouthwatering, closer to fraises de bois than to cherries. The tannins have a note of coconut along with a sleek sophistication, their grip easing up as the wine breathes. A rich red to pour with roast leg of lamb. Deep ruby-red. Oak-spiced cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Lush and expansive, offering ripe red and dark fruit flavors that pick up smokiness and spici...
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