La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva 904 2005

La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva 904 2005 On offer

Was £30.22 - Now £26.36
75cl Bottle £26.36
Available 10th Nov 2016

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Producer Information


Parker Points 96

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  • ABV13.5%
  • Food MatchHard Cheeses
  • Grape TypeTempranillo
  • Vintage2005

Medium-depth, cherry-red; clean and bright. Very intense to the nose, with a pleasant balsamic bouquet. Almonds, mint chocolate, vanilla and roasted coffee lead to notes of jammy fruit. Good, balanced structure in the mouth, with a pleasant acidity and very sweet, round tannins which provide a long, complex finish. Excellent to enjoy now, although it will continue rounding off its fine bouquet in the bottle over time.

This vintage was officially rated as Excellent, which coincides with our assessment. After budbreak at the normal time of the year, moderate, well-distributed spring rains led to proper canopy development, which lasted until fruit set, helping to balance production. September temperatures were moderate during the day and cool at night, allowing the grapes to acquire the typical traits of this part of Rioja.

Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%) from vines over 40 years old in vineyards in Briñas, Labastida and Villalba.

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