James Suckling has just published his judgement on the
2009 Gran Reserva 904 from
La Rioja Alta S.A. proclaiming it
"a great wine" and awarding it an impressive 97 points.
Tim Atkin has previously praised the current edition of 904
describing it as "the latest in a superb run of 904 Gran Reservas".
From one of Rioja's top, historic producers, with 9 years of maturity and a
t just £30 per bottle, the 904 remains one of
great deals in fine wine.
Please let us know if this great Gran Reserva is of interest.
2009 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta
£180 per 6x75cl case
20 cases available
"This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. Available in September 2018. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?"
97 James Suckling
"Reflecting the excellence of the vintage, as well as its power, this is the latest in a superb run of 904 Gran Reservas. Combining Tempranillo with 10% Graciano for added backbone and grip, it's a wine that is (as ever) supremely drinkable on release, but will reward further cellaring. Spicy, aromatic and enticing, with the vanilla sweetness of American oak, savoury tannins and a core of stylish, balsamic-edged fruit. Traditional Rioja with a modern accent."
96 Tim Atkin
"2009 was a warm, ripe vintage, uniformly good. Some stunning wines were produced that year and many wines will age superbly. Powerful wines built to last."
Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
90% Tempranillo from 60+ year old vines in Brinas, Labastia and Villalbe. 10% Graviano from Montecillo.
Every barrel is hand-racked by candlelight.
4 years in American oak barrels made by their in-house coopers.
Over 4 years bottle aging prior to release.
Subject to confirmation
Under Bond (excluding UK Duty and VAT) ex LCB Creek Road
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