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1998 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 169

  • grappagunnar wrote: 93 points

    December 31, 2022 - No decanting, PnP.
    Really nice, perfect Rioja character but fades off after one hour.
    Drink now.

  • Old School Fan wrote: 89 points

    December 29, 2022 - It seems this wine is on its downward side. Not a bad wine but nothing special at this point either. This is the second bottle this year that is showing mostly acidity at this point with some tertiary notes. Not the ethereal complexity and interest I hope for in classic Rioja Gran Reserva wines. A bit of a disappointment as I was hoping this would last considerably longer. With these 98s, I say drink em if you got em.

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  • Paul D wrote: 91 points

    July 17, 2022 - 3/4, # 147,316. Not decanted.
    Medium garnet core, pale garnet/mahogany rim. Mellow but aromatic nose showing ripe red fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, touch of orange rind. Not particularly developed. Medium bodied, classic, soft tannins, red fruits, vanilla, touch of savour, fresh acids, good length finish. Drinking well but no hurry.

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  • prv530 wrote: 93 points

    May 30, 2022 - Good dark ruby color. Slight water line. Nose has blackberry, camphor, menthol and red fruit. Moderate acidity. Tannins relaxed. Mouthful more Burgundian. Good finish. Went well with paella.

  • gpcoleman Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 15, 2022 - Aerated the first 2 glasses and still it needed 20 minutes in the glass. The next pour from the uncorked bottle sat in the glass for 20 minutes. Wow! It had opened up and was as I had tasted previously. Excellent!

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2012, IWC Issue #164 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2012 (link) 92 points

    (La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904) Bricking medium red violet color; redolent, spice box, black tobacco nose; mature, spice, licorice, cedar, tobacco, dill, balsamic palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,167 (50%)
  • Consumed 1,170 (50%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

90 day dry aged bone-in Ribeye, duck, Lamb, Mexican, mole, Riista, suklaa

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  72 votes

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