1998 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

This is an example of perfectly-aged Rioja, of impeccable provenance. There are notes of dried prunes and leather, with hints of cinnamon spice and dried herbs. There's so much complexity here: this is the perfect bottle for every event.

Critic score
95/100
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Bottle
18 available
£68.60
Case, 6 Bottles
3 available
£411.60
6 bottles available from £148.40 per bottle
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£148.40

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain
  • Grape
    90% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    10% Graciano
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12.5%
1998 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

TASTING NOTES

The 1998 Gran Reserva 904 is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano aged in American cask for four years. It has a very fine nose with notes of dried honey, cloves, raisin and wild heather that blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of orange peel on the entry. It has an effortless sense of harmony and poise, with a crisp tense finish and suffused with a sorbet-like freshness. It just dances across the palate, a memorable Rioja with style and panache.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2012)
95/100

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