La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2015

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// 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano

"The good weather throughout the cycle favoured an excellent vegetative and sanitary condition of our grapes. All components were balanced, especially in the fruit from vineyards located at high elevation, in cooler areas and with moderate vigour. Towards the end of the ripening stage, we had days with significant temperature variations, sunny mornings and very cold nights, so maturation was very well-balanced in this final period. Medium-high robe with an elegant garnet rim. Great aromatic complexity, with notes of wild strawberry, red cherry, plum, blackberry and cranberry combined with aromas of tobacco, brioche, ground coffee, caramel, cedar and cinnamon blossom. The alcohol and acidity are elegantly balanced on the palate and its polished, gentle tannins and freshness provide a smooth and refined mouthfeel. Fine, delicate and very long aftertaste, that will continue to be rounded with time in the bottle, making this new Gran Reserva 904 a wine with great cellaring potential." - Winemaker Notes

"Very impressive complexity and width on the nose, showing lots of savoriness with mushrooms, sandalwood, cedar, sweet spices, dried oranges and tobacco. Really even and juicy on the palate with fine and very present tannins. Juicy, creamy finish lasting a minute. Really elegant and layered. It goes on and on. A real Rioja Gran Reserva and I recommend buying a case! The first vintage that La Rioja Alta labelled ‘Seleccion Especial’. So appealing now, but this will evolve well in the next 20 years." - 98 Points, Zekun Shuai, Senior Editor, JamesSuckling.com

"One of a pair of current releases of 904, both of them from warmer vintages, this delightful 2015 is a felicitous cuvée of Tempranillo and Graciano. All sourced from higher altitude vineyards, this will reward further time in bottle, showing classic sweet spices, fine tannins, layers of red and black fruits and chalky freshness." - 96 Points, Tim Atkin MW

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