La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904 2001

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"The 2001 Gran Reserva 904 will not be released for another 3 years. Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays...

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Just a classic Gran Reserva on the nose with dill and vanilla from American oak layered under raspberry fruit with all sorts of dried thyme, barn f... Read more

Sour cherry and super gentle forest floor tones are meet by incipient mushroom notes on the nose all wrapped up in nicely burnished cranberry and r... Read more

Enjoyed this on 2 March, 2014. Should be noted that we had the 1994 Musar before this wine, so a tough comparison with a real classic. But this is ... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
4.50 5
12/19/2013

Just a classic Gran Reserva on the nose with dill and vanilla from American oak layered under raspberry fruit with all sorts of dried thyme, barn floor, dried grass and earthy leathery nuances adding complexity. At first this is quite lean in the mouth, built an vibrant acids and modest if firm tannins, with air this gains weight on the palate and inklings of dark berry fruit start framing the core of tart red fruit. The backend begins to turn silky and gains the weight that adds some plushness to the finish. This is remarkable today for it’s perfume but still needs some time in bottle or decanter to show it’s best. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,220
4.50 5
Vintage: 1998 11/12/2012

Sour cherry and super gentle forest floor tones are meet by incipient mushroom notes on the nose all wrapped up in nicely burnished cranberry and raspberry fruit. This is super supple in the mouth with a gorgeous mouthfeel, elegant, refined, and oh so balanced. There’s tons of black cherry fruit here along with black tea, and soft carob notes that lead to a long finish full of red cherry and spiced cherry fruit followed by hints of oak, leather, dried spice mushroom and raspberry on the finale. 93pts


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Snooth User: Ruski
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3.50 5
03/02/2014

Enjoyed this on 2 March, 2014. Should be noted that we had the 1994 Musar before this wine, so a tough comparison with a real classic. But this is a classic too, mid-dark ruby color turning light at the edges with an almost transparent rim. The nose is perfumed with dill, red berries, earth and vanilla. The palate is dry, smooth, light-bodied with a silky taste featuring red cherry, dried strawberry, leather cranberry, and, sorry if I say it, Finnish dill cooked cray fish. This wine is beyond its peak now and should be enjoyed within the next 12-18 months. But now it is still elegant, well-balanced, and even graceful.


Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,126
3.50 5
Vintage: 1997 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
869578156
4.50 5
Vintage: 1997 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
Vintage: 1997 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: Magnum49
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 02/05/2008

Undoubtedly over-oaked, but makes sense with a serious roast or suchlike. Great example of old-school rioja, and almost limitless aging potential..


External Reviews for La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 10/28/2014

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 28


External Review
11/19/2013

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.


External Review
11/19/2013

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.


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Vintage: 1998 03/01/2013

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1998 11/14/2013

Beautiful cigar box orange peel clove and rose aromas draw you into this mature supple red which shows pronounced acidity and dried citrus tobacco and spice flavors. A bit lean a reflection of the vintage but a lovely example of the traditional style. Drink now. TM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 02/28/2013

Dunkles, intensives Kirschrot. Vielfältige, kräftige Aromen. Er ist körperreich und hat einen würzigen Geschmack.


External Review
Vintage: 1997 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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Ratings & Tags for La Rioja Alta Tempranillo Rioja Gran Reserva 904

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4.70 5
12/19/2013

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3.50 5
1997 11/26/2009

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5.00 5
1997 01/04/2010

229088 Snooth User: kylewolf
rated this wine
3.50 5
1995 12/05/2009

256446 Snooth User: sbajr
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5.00 5
1995 03/29/2010

rated this wine
3.50 5
1995 11/26/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"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...96" WA 07/10

"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...96" WA 07/10

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