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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 1998
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 1998
(search item no. 117692)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $57.99

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
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
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brick red with iodine hints, medium robe. Intense aroma of spices, noble wood, mentholated chocolate on a background of plums, raisins and sugared fruit. Very long and complex to the nose. Well-balanced to the palate, with a good structure and highly polished, silky and elegant tannins. Complex after-taste with a gentle and long-lasting ending.
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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.