La Rioja Alta : Gran Reserva 890 2004

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Parker : 94+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2004 Gran Reserva 890 is the top of the range here, a wine that is only released three/four times per decade in exceptional years. They start by sourcing grapes from their oldest vineyards and going through a slow process of aging the wine in American oak barrels for six years, with ten manual rackings, and each time there is a selection of only the best barrels. The bottled wine is 13.5% alcohol with a remarkably low pH (3.0) that to me means 'quality' of the acidity, which is a healthy six grams per liter (in tartaric). The nose is all about forest floor aromas, game, cigar ash, incense, old furniture and some smoked meat. The palate shows what the technical data was hinting--very fresh with slightly dusty tannins and nice acidity. It's polished, but feels livelier than some older vintages. 38,000 numbered bottles.
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Grape varieties
Tempranillo/Graciano/Mazuelo

Dessert wine
No

Wine raising method
Gran Reserva

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
93

Wine Spectator
94

Country
Spain

Wine certification
DOCa

Region
La Rioja

Appellation
Rioja

Color
Red

Producer
La Rioja Alta

Parker
94+

Allergens
Contains sulfites