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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 1989
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 1989
(search item no. 6428)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $45.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in colour with noticeable depth, which points to a wine of body and structure, rich in tannins. The bouquet is round and fragrant, a mix of vinous aromas and sweet spices. In the mouth, the initial impressions based on appearance are confirmed: elegant and smooth, coupled with an excellent structure. Due to long bottle ageing, the wine has developed harmonious, full and mature flavours, with a long aftertaste. Gran Reserva 904 - 1989 is a tremendous wine, which will continue to satisfy for many years to come.
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About La Rioja Alta:

Always evolving quality, elegance, innovation, evolution... They are the pillars on which the five founding families erected our winery in 1890 and built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve subtly, perfectly adapting to new tastes. This is how the permanent pursuit of excellence started; a pursuit that continues into the 21st century with identical enthusiasm. We draw the best from our winemaking tradition and wisdom —our own cooperage, manual racking, long ageing periods, etc.— and combine it with the most modern winemaking technology. Today, our wines are an international exemplar of the great wines of Rioja and our brands are present in the best restaurants across all continents.