Red

1995 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 135

  • Rajagopalanator wrote: 91 points

    September 6, 2018 - Leather and light cherry.

  • Christian von Dresky Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 1, 2018 - Sehr ätherisch, klar Rioja Alta Stil, kein Schimmer von Alterstönen, Kirschfrucht in allen Nuancen mischen sich mit Himbeere und Waldkräutern und Unterholz. Fantastischer Wein der sich Mühlos zu fortgeschittener Stunde zu zweit leeren ließ.

  • DougLee wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2018 - Popped and poured. Garnet-ruby hue. Nose of cinnamon, plum pits, licorice, earth, damp cellar. Clear layers of vibrant plum and almost sour red cherry fruit cut with leather, earth, and hints of tobacco. Still-freshening acidity and smoothed tannin accompanied by gentle texture and a bit of oak. Feathery finish of coppery red fruit and dusty stone. Lovely with ribs.

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  • David J Cooper wrote: 90 points

    March 18, 2018 - Dark red with medium edges. Ripe dill, melted butter, plum, leather and black cherry nose. For me the oak dominates but it is ok in this aged wine. Dry buttery plum and cherry flavours and a long caramel finish.

  • winebargainchaser wrote: 93 points

    December 17, 2017 - classic old rioja style, very fine, concentrated and still tastful. certainly elegant. with a filet de boeuf, for example ! You could keep this yet longer, but it's ready now.

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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/19/2008 (link)

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

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  • Report 13: The Wines of Rioja, 7/1/2008 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)

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    September/October 2005, IWC Issue #122 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2010 (link) (17.5-18+) points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904) A dense colour, its visual impact is one of youthfulness; it has some tones suggestive of maturity but for a gran reserva this still looks dark and red at the core. This character persists with the wine's aromatic and gustatory profiles; on the nose it remains sweet with rich, black fruits tinged with vanilla, highlighted by high toned, slightly gamey, green-black olive, plum-skin notes. The palate is full and rich, well endowed with dark fruits and a little raspberry too, with the spicy, coffee-tinged sandalwood of oak. Slightly dry tannins running through the core of it all, showing around the sweet almost chewy fruit with its pastille-like intensity. This is a wine that impresses with potential rather than pure pleasure, although that is not to say it isn't good for drinking now; just that my palate would much prefer this in perhaps five years, but more probably ten (or more).

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • 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 Code 8413529761093

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  • In Cellars 549 (47%)
  • Consumed 624 (53%)

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Beef, Duck, Game, Lamb, roast beef tenderloin

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