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2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904
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Community Tasting Notes 181
October 19, 2014 - Needs more time
October 18, 2014 - Opened four hours in advance and then drunk over several hours. Aromatically complex with notes ranging from black fruit, smoke and even chimney soot to something more animal, perhaps meat soup. Excellent well-balanced taste with some American oak. More acidity than tannin. Very young for its type, I think.4 people found this helpful Comment
October 15, 2014 - Blanchards West Roxbury Rioja tasting. Mostly Temperanillo blend, all American oak large barrels. Some violets in the nose. Traditional Rioja with impeccable balance. Drinkable but still young.3 people found this helpful Comment
peternelson wrote: (93 points)
October 11, 2014 - Extremely aromatic with dried flower petals, sandalwood, dried cherry, savory herbs; elegant structure, silky, very complex. Opened up when Decanted, but don't linger while drinking.
sp4388 Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 11, 2014 - Smelled like a wet dog on opening, took a couple hours to open up and reveal really nice floral and funky sour aromas. Tastes like cherries soaked in pickle juice. Which are both things I love, that come together here in a really awesome super old world way. Great acidity. Very cool wine.
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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, 5/1/2014
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September/October 2013, Issue #170 (link)
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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
- 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 8413529761093, 890841002024
- Pending Delivery 569 (8%)
- In Cellars 5745 (78%)
- Consumed 1037 (14%)