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La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 1997

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Made up of 90% Tempranillo, with 10% of Graciano, the 1997 was aged for fouryears in American oak, racked every six months and then bottled with minimalfiltration. The wine has a tawny lustre and a generous lifted nose of wildstrawberries, vanillin, wood-smoke and spice. The palate is soft and finelytextured with silky mature tannins, balsamic hints and a powerful, knowingfinish. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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3.50 5
10/05/2011

Bricking brownish red in color. Dried fruit, sour cherry on the nose. Sour pomegranate on the palate with lively acidity supporting a sweet sour core of fruit. Some crushed rock on the back end just before a nice medium plus finish. Slinky light mouth-feel with some impressions of soil also in the mix. 92 points.


Snooth User: HavingFun
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4.50 5
03/08/2012

Absolutely love this wine! Watch out cause the cork will crumble if you are not careful. Aged beautifully in the bottle ruby red color soft tannins and amazing complexity!Very aromatic!


Snooth User: boccio
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4.50 5
01/14/2010

Excellent value for the money (~30-35 eur). Ruby red with dark brick on the rim, medium body, elegant, velvet texture with strong earth and spicy notes, vanilla, dried berries and nuts. Already on its peak, or even a little passed...


Snooth User: Kari Steele
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5.00 5
01/04/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/05/2010

Schönes Rubinrot, das auf die lange und sorgfältige Reifung im Barrique hinweist. Dichter Schmelz. Ein runder und vollkommener Wein. Im Mund hat er eine samtige Textur, hervorgerufen durch seinen hohen Extrakt.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/01/2010

Made from mostly Tempranillo, this wine is aged in barrel for four years and in bottle for another four. It is very gently filtered and may have natural sediment at the bottom of the bottle. A silky soft mouth feel, this wine is very delicate with a long finish. Dusty red cherries, baking spices and mocha notes pop from the glass.



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Made up of 90% Tempranillo, with 10% of Graciano, the 1997 was aged for fouryears in American oak, racked every six months and then bottled with minimalfiltration. The wine has a tawny lustre and a generous lifted nose of wildstrawberries, vanillin, wood-smoke and spice. The palate is soft and finelytextured with silky mature tannins, balsamic hints and a powerful, knowingfinish. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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