Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 349

  • sharonandroland Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 25, 2016 - Very good drinking window right now.

  • Capitán Sulfito Likes this wine:

    August 13, 2016 - Roast lamb with mint sauce

  • Gentleman's Cellar wrote: (94 points)

    July 26, 2016 - A really good showing. Decanted about 2 hours, was astringent on first opening. Became ethereal, light as a feather with air, still very primary and for me still not entered into the primary drinking window but is still so delicious. Vanilla and red fruit, hue with no bricking and quite pale. Intensity though all the way through and the utterly perfect balance is pretty memorable. Not as intriguing as the 96/98 at this stage but much better bones.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • psmith wrote: (89 points)

    July 21, 2016 - Classic dill and leather notes. High acid wine, and more medium bodied. Some dark cherry undertones but really less fruit-driven. Drinking well now, but maybe not as long an ager as some other vintages, and while it has some nice elements it's not quite complete.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • andtheodor wrote: (89 points)

    July 20, 2016 - Still kind of closed up with lots of dill scents, wood tannin, and anonymous dark fruit. Needs time, air, and luck but I still think all the pieces are there. Drank alongside the 2001 Ardanza which is immensely pleasurable right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Traditional Wines, A Few Overly Alcoholic Dinosaurs and More Old Rioja Notes Than Anyone Has A Right to Taste

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/6/2013 (link) 92 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904) Bricking very dark red violet color; maturing, baked berry, vanilla oak, coconut nose; youthful, tart berry, raspberry, raspberry jam palate; needs 6+ years; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva 904
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8413529731003, 8413529761093, 890841002024, 890841002116, 890841002222

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 196 (2%)
  • In Cellars 7,264 (73%)
  • Consumed 2,438 (25%)

Food Pairing

cheese, lamb, agneau, ahi, beef, braisés, canard, Cheese and salami, duck, fowl

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  189 votes

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