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    • la-rioja-alta-gran-reserva-904-2011-(1.5l)
    • la-rioja-alta-gran-reserva-904-2011-(1.5l)

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    Sku 513353
    Country Spain
    Region Rioja
    Appellation Rioja
    Producer La Rioja Alta
    Type Red
    Vintage 2011
    Varietal Tempranillo Blend
    Volume 1.5L

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (1.5L)

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    Neal Martin Notes
    94 Points, Neal Martin, Vinous: “The 2011 Rioja Gran Reserva 904 has been one of my go-to cuvées since my earliest days as a wine lover. This latest release is a blend of 60-year-old Tempranillo from Briñas, Rodenzo and Villalba (89%) and the remainder Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard. Fully de-stemmed and aged for 54 months in American oak, it was bottled in November 2016. This is more reticent and less forthcoming on the nose compared to the Viña Ardanza, gradually unfolding to reveal enticing scents of raspberry, crushed strawberry, warm leather, terra cotta and a touch of meat juice. This needed more decanting than the Ardanza. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, and ultra-smooth in terms of texture. Layers of red fruit laced with clove, sprigs of fresh mint and blood orange dovetail into a soy-tinged finish that you expect to fan out, though it declines; it needs maybe another 12–18 months to really show what it is capable of. Magnificent.” 09/20
    John Gilman Notes
    95 Points, John Gilman, View from the Cellar: “The 2011 vintage of Gran Reserva 904 from La Rioja Alta is a beautiful bottle of Rioja. At ten years of age, it is starting to really arrive at its sweet spot of drinkability, where it will probably remain for the next half century or so! The gorgeous bouquet wafts from the glass in a refined blend of raspberries, red plums, cloves, Cuban cigar wrapper, a complex base of salty soil tones, a hint of celery seed, orange zest, gentle smokiness and a lovely framing of toasted coconut American oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, velvety and vibrant, with a lovely core of fruit, superb complexity and focus, suave, fine-grained tannins and a long, tangy and perfectly balanced finish. This is a fairly ripe vintage of 904, coming in listed at 14.5 percent octane, but it is impeccably balanced and will age forever! Stunning wine.” 01/21

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