La Rioja Alta S.A. Gran Reserva 904, Rioja DOCa 2009, Spain
PRESS: James Suckling -97 points. "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. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?"
Tim Atkin - 96 points.
Producer: La Rioja Alta S.A.
Region/Appellation: Rioja Alta
Country Hierarchy: Rioja, Spain
Grape/Blend: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino
The ideal after-dinner drink. It is a wine that deserves to be savoured.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Winemaker Notes: Cherry-red with a ruby rim; clean, bright and lively. Highly complex nose with a creamy bouquet and spicy notes of cinnamon, vanilla, powder chocolate, snuff box and a background of undergrowth that lead to stewed red fruit and cherry liqueur. Tasty in the mouth, with good texture, balanced and fresh on the palate with elegant, tamed tannins. Outstandingly long, persistent and refined finish with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and spice, cherry liqueur and coffee caramel aftertaste. A classic Rioja which stands out for its freshness and great bottle aging potential.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic.