Red

2004 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 355

  • Lemmy-W wrote: 93 points

    October 25, 2020 - Lovely Rioja with that vanilla nose

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dimdic wrote: 91 points

    October 17, 2020 - Opened the 2nd bottle. Quite woody and toffee aroma. Bright sour raspberry flavour. The body was lighter than expected, consistent with my 1st bottle. Quite disappointed in terms of 904 because I tasted some great bottles of other vintages before.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tannatastic Likes this wine:

    October 11, 2020 - Curiosity got the better of me with this one - after trying the 890 last year, and judging by the weight of the '04 Ardanza, it should have been fairly obvious that this is still a baby and has many, many years ahead of it.

    The nose is full of VA and sweet black fruits. The palate is again dominated by black fruits and the unmistakable 2004 density, with much more prominent acidity than the Ardanza of the same vintage, which made it an ideal partner for fatty lamb.

    I'll be waiting at least 5 years before opening my next one of these (which is what I should have done in the first place!). Not scored because still all about latent potential.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • stkilda Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 9, 2020 - Classic aged Rioja , this bodega hardly ever put a foot wrong. Lovely secondary flavours with gamey and herbal flavours. Some acidity on the finish but so enjoyable and engaging.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • foyfrcs wrote: 85 points

    September 26, 2020 - Worried about my nose & palate with this as I didn’t really enjoy it.
    RP says 96........
    Light/medium garnet, blackberries, dried fruit nose.
    Bit thin, short finish, some dark fruits on the palate.
    I was really disappointed with this wine compared to expectations. Possibly a dodgy bottle. 8 left, will revisit in a few weeks.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 081241171070, 8413529761093, 8963529761093

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 510 (4%)
  • In Cellars 7,108 (61%)
  • Consumed 4,067 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

pork, ahi, Aves, bison, carnes rojas asadas, carnes rojas con salsa, caza de pelo, Cheese, chicken, Chinese food

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98% Like It  230 votes

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