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 377

  • ikileo wrote:

    May 20, 2017 - Double decanted 2 hrs prior to drinking. Drank for another 2 hours.

    Very aromatic in classic tempranillo notes without touch of balsamic and high quality fruit and leather.

    Palate was very integrated and classic rioja and some aged notes. Very clean and smooth palate with that same purity of fruit flowing through. As time wore on the acidity was a bit too distinctive.

    It was tasted alongside an 05 of the same wine which seemed to fare better. That being said, the 05 was opened nearly 11 hours before hand and slow-oxed so perhaps that was why it was more integrated versus my harried double splash decanting 2 hrs prior.

    Overall a very wine which I would have no hesitation trying again

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • hermesbach32 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 17, 2017 - Amazing Rioja Gran Reserva, just at the beginning of its peak which might hold for a decade or more
    Very classic and traditional - this is Rioja Gran Reserva at its best and a prime example of the traditional style
    Lots and lots of spicy notes, oak flavours perfectly integrated
    A little lack of pure power and concentration, so the rating is not higher than 93, but this is worth every penny!!

    Outstanding low price for such a wine!!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Iceman611 wrote: (88 points)

    April 4, 2017 - Too much oak and acid for me. The wine has some impressive qualities but I wouldn't buy again.

  • nicofisher Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 2, 2017 - Brick red and sweet vanilla on the nose. It's got some nice caramel and fruit with some complex structure and it's got a lovely finish. I'm sure that it'll last another decade at least. 92 points

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Billigan Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 30, 2017 - This is in a great spot and much more accessible than the bottle I enjoyed a few years ago. Lovely leathery aromatics, fresh sour cherries and dill flavors with a refined texture. Lots of life left in this bottle but no crime for enjoying one now. Even better with food.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/16/2014 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta, 904 Gran Reserva Rioja Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • Report 43: Rioja - A New Look, 6/1/2014 (link)

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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

    (Rioja Gran Reserva“904”- La Rioja Alta) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2013, IWC Issue #170 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta 904 Rioja Gran Reserva) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/16/2013 (link)

    (La Rioja Alta, 904 Gran Reserva Rioja Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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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 168 (2%)
  • In Cellars 7,225 (70%)
  • Consumed 2,928 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  211 votes

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