Red

2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 467

  • jdporter3 Likes this wine:

    May 15, 2019 - Right on the money. LOTS of dill, soft and pretty but not great depth. Drink now.

  • Neecies wrote: flawed

    April 18, 2019 - Super bretty nose and less fruit than the last bottle two months ago. Hollow where there should be stuffing. Not sure what the flaw is, but I'm checking the box anyway. Boo hoo.

  • Harley1199 Likes this wine:

    March 26, 2019 - Deliciously harmonious on the nose and in the absence of balancing all the elements in the mouth. At least initially.
    Aromas of cinnamon, meaty, cloves, red berries and sandalwood. Time is passing and it is even better. Menthol and chocolate mainly. Let's it breath.
    However, the high acidity hides all the structure and density of this wine. Everything improves with a couple of hours of open bottle but is in one of those intermediate phases that do not help to understand these GR. This specific bottle better with solid food. After all, a long and pretty elegant aftertaste. By the way I reserved one third for the second day. More classic and burgundian despite a high level of sediments.

    Deliciosamente armónica en nariz y a falta de equilibrar todos los elementos en boca. Al menos inicialmente.
    Aromas a canela, cárnica, clavo, bayas rojas y sándalo. A cada rato que pasa es todavía mejor. Mentolado y chocolateado. Déjala respirar.
    Sin embargo la alta acidez oculta toda la estructura y densidad de este vino. Todo mejora con un par de horas de botella abierta pero se encuentra en una de esas fases intermedias que no ayudan a entender a estos GR. Esta botella concreta mejor con comida. Después de todo, un largo y bastante elegante postgusto. Por cierto reservé un tercio para el día siguiente y se mostró más clásico y borgoñón a pesar de ese alto nivel de sedimentos.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Torchy wrote: flawed

    March 15, 2019 - Uncles Fine Wine Spring BYO (Home): Corked

  • Torchy wrote: flawed

    March 15, 2019 - Uncles Fine Wine Spring BYO (Home): Cork

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/16/2014 (link)

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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

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    September/October 2013, IWC Issue #170 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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

Wine Definition

  • 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 8413529731003, 8413529761093, 890841002024, 890841002116, 890841002222

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 153 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,062 (64%)
  • Consumed 3,855 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cheese, lamb, agneau, ahi, beef, Braised lamb, braisés, canard, Cheese and salami, Churrasco al Horno

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97% Like It  241 votes

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