Gran Reserva 904 2011 La Rioja Alta

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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand La Rioja Alta
Vintage 2011
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Grape Tempranillo
Volume 0,75
Condition Perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable -2032
Stock 4

Professional reviews

BOW (9-)

Parker (94)

I usually prefer the 904 to the 890, but there will be no Gran Reserva 890 until the 2010 vintage (from the last vintage I tasted, 2005). So, the only one of the extended-aging Haro-style reds I tasted this time was the 2011 Gran Reserva 904, which had a hard act to follow after the 2010 vintage. It's a blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano matured in American oak barrels for four years, and it was racked eight times from barrel to barrel during its élevage, which sounds a bit harsh for a vintage like 2011 when the wines were not as complete and robust as in 2010. It has the classic profile, aromas and flavors (decayed leaves, tobacco, sweet spices, a meaty touch and some black fruit), but the oak seems to take a more leading role and the palate feels less juicy. It finishes dry.

Winespectator / James Suckling (96)

Lovely dried red fruit, such as plums with just a hint of prunes. Cedar, walnut and leather undertones. Full-bodied with lots of fruit, considering its age, as well as hints of smoke, tobacco, bark and black tea. Some balsamic at the finish. Traditionally styled with lovely results.

La Rioja Alta - Gran Reserva 904  2011

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