LA RIOJA ALTA, S.A. Rioja Gran Reserva '904' 2005


2016 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #47


The 2005 Rioja Gran Reserva '904' is magical wine from this excellent vintage. It is composed of Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%) from vines over 40 years old in vineyards in Briñas, Labastida and Villalba. As this begins to open it releases gorgeous aromas dried blackberries and cherries along with floral, shaved coconut, balsamic, leather, earthy minerals, crushed stones and a touch of sweet oak, which are all layered beautifully in the glass. On the palate this demonstrates remarkable balance with a gorgeous soft, refined texture leading up the the lingering finish. This already has some age, making it extremely accessible upon release, however it also shows wonderful promise to age gracefully for many years to come. (Best 2016-2030) - November, 2016 (JD)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: November, 2016
  • Producer: La Rioja Alta S.A.
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2030
  • Estimated Value: $50
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: La Rioja
  • Appellation: Rioja
  • Importer: Skurnik

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