La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 200575cl
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The 2005 vintage of the La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 was qualified as 'Excellent' and arrives at our tables with the quality that's worthy of a great wine from Rioja. As a classic between all classics, this red is sold out quickly due to its limited production. According to the philosophy of La Rioja Alta, the La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 is a wine that transmits quality, elegance, and innovation. These characteristics turned this red into a national reference of the Spanish appellation. Perfect for very special occasions and accompanied by meat, chocolate dessert or just solo. Fantastic!
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2005 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||La Rioja Alta|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2026|
Description of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 (Graciano and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES: La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005
- View: Ruby red, middle layer
- Nose: Intense, fresh, vibrant, with fine notes of candied fruit on a balsamic, spicy aroma background; leather, coffee and chocolate mint.
- Mouth: Structured, round and sweet tannins, elegantly polished during its long ageing in barrel and bottle.
WINERY: La Rioja Alta
GRAPES: Graciano, Tempranillo,
AGEING: 4 years in homemade American oak barrels and 4 years in the bottle
PAIRING: Red meats, game, desserts with chocolate
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
How to serve
On July 10, 1890, five Basque and Rioja-based vine growers created "Sociedad Vinicola De La Rioja Alta" in what is known as the Haro Station District. This was the beginning of a fascinating business venture in which the only dream of the five founders was to craft and age high-quality wines.More about the Winery
The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 is a superb blend of Tempranillo from the villages of Briñas, Labastida and Villalba with 10% Graciano from Briones and Rodezno. The grapes were destemmed and crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 25 C. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous and lasted 38 days. These wines are marked by a long aging in used American oak barrels following the most strict Riojan tradition; four years during which time the wine was manually racked eight times. This is usually my favorite wine from La Rioja Alta and 2005 is one of its best showings, going back to the quality of the vintages of the 1950s and 60s. The nose is very balsamic with notes of camphor, hints of mint, leather and hung game wrapped around a core of cherries in liqueur. Together it is balanced, subtle, truly elegant and classical. The palate is only medium-bodied but with great concentration of flavors that are very tasty, mineral, almost salty and framed by ultra-fine tannins and smashing balance. A great classic. This wine will be released in October 2015, a full ten years after the vintage. At this quality level this is a bargain.View more
Reviews of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005
Red wine with reddish brown edges. Smells a lot of oak. It just tasted like grape.