Red

2009 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2020 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 93 points

    May 20, 2019 - Medium ruby red. Layered nose with dried cherries, twigs, spices and forest floor. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and lots of acidity with a medium plus body. Well balanced even for being so young, notes of cherries, branches, strawberries and minerality. Long and lingering finish with solid acidity. Drink till 2033.

  • gt7868d wrote:

    April 27, 2019 - Really enjoyable Rioja in a balanced style, drinking great right now though could easily be better with 5 more years. Needs an hour decant. Dark cherries, raspberries, coconut and Earth on the nose. High acid but tannins softened now and fruit balanced the acid well. The coconut became more prominent as the night went on, suntan oil at the beach by the end of the night.

  • swyang wrote:

    April 12, 2019 - Gorgeous potential but way too young. Especially as I have known 904s at 20 years of age which I had fallen totally in love with. I would wait at least 5 or 6 years before the next one though I know it would be very difficult, unless I buy find older vintages of this gem! Cheers,

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  • Amateur62 Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 5, 2019 - Short note. Quite dense compared to the Ardanza 2009, on the nose intense with herbs, red berries and ethereal, on the palate elegant, good acidity, medium+ bodied, long finish, very good as always. Early drinking window, will last for many years and will still improve, 92-94.

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  • Gece Likes this wine:

    March 30, 2019 - Buttery, ripe fruit, style-wise it feels less of an archetypal classic Rioja, rather more somewhere between classic and modern.
    Noone spotted it as a Rioja, although I had an inkling it was my wine. Delicious nonetheless.

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  • By Sarah Jane Evans MW
    Tempranillo: Spain’s top 40, 1/31/2019 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    12/16/2017 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 549 (14%)
  • In Cellars 3,122 (79%)
  • Consumed 260 (7%)

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