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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
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 8/23/2014: $45.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 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:

On the 10th of July 1890, five families shared their passion for wine and founded La Rioja Alta, S.A. That day was the start of an ongoing searching for excellence that their descendants still pursue nowadays. Since then we have managed to get the best from the marriage of our tradition in wine ageing and the state-of-the-art technology in grape fermentation. Nowadays we are an international reference of great Rioja wines. Our wines are the result of an exhaustive selection of our most exclusive grapes and a slow ageing process that provides them with elegance, complexity and sophistication. They are patiently settle in more than 30,000 American oak casks fashioned by our own coopers. We take great responsibility in making our wines using our own grapes. Wines with personality and wines with soul.