Founded by five Riojan and Basque families who shared a passion for wine, La Rioja Alta are known for producing some of the greatest wine in the region.
Aged for 4 years in 4 years old American oak barrels. A powerful wine with ripe and spicy flavours and hint of vanilla.
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 pts Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com