2007 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

"If Viña Ardanza seems to be going fast, the Gran Reserva 904 is even faster and we're now on the 2007 Gran Reserva 904. This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential. It is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo aged for four years in well-seasoned American oak barrels, with eight manual rackings. I found that the freshness of the vintage and its relatively young age gave the wine a youngish character that I loved, combining developed notes of meat, spices, leather and balsam with almost cherry-like aromas. The palate feels balanced and elegant, with fine-grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. This vintage of 904 surprised me! " 95 points, Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate Aug 2016.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Magnums
From a client
1 available
£445.02

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2007 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

TASTING NOTES

Wonderful purity of fruit with a strawberry, currant and plum character. Full and velvety body with ultra-fine tannins and a delicious fresh and fruity finish. Classic Rioja style. Que lindo!

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
97/100

This wants to be the classic Gran Reserva--polished, silky and elegant, with aging potential [...] The palate feels balanced and elegant, with fine-grained and fully resolved tannins and great acidity. This vintage of 904 surprised me!

Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
95/100

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