2010 Gran Reserva 904 La Rioja Alta
2010 is a superlative year for La Rioja Alta and the vintage was officially rated as “Excellent” in Rioja. The critics have been quick to praise it, Luis Gutierrez says 2010 was “Very balanced, with great potential”. The winery commends its 2010 904, for its finesse and balance and we think it may be the best 904 since 2001. Tim Atkin awards it 97 points and says, “this a step up on the memorable 2009, and shows just how special the 2010 vintage was.”
The sumptuous 904 bottling comes from 300 hectares of vineyards spread across the best zones of the Rioja Alta region. With an impressive heritage and consistently high level of quality, it is no wonder La Rioja Alta's wines receive top awards and reviews from the critics. Happily, prices have stayed remarkably fair considering the maturity upon release, the 2010 904 is £195.00 per six pack IB, £41.68 per bottle on the table.
“2010 was an outstanding vintage that produced wines that combine power and vivacity, with the acidity and tannic structure to ensure long-term cellaring.” Josh Reynolds, Vinous
This first-class Rioja is so easy to drink. We loved the 2010; it has a gorgeous silky, velvety texture, dark red-fruited profile, with savoury balsamic spice and a creamy vanilla finish. It has ripe and alluring aromatics, but its underlying effortless power and structure echo Rioja's greatest vintages.
This is not to be missed.
2010 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta
£195.00 per 6 bottles IB | £250.07 per 6 bottles inc VAT
£410.00 per 6 magnums IB | £508.07 per 6 magnums inc VAT
This is so inviting and very drinkable. The 904 combines the fruit driven Tempranillo grape with 10% of Graciano for backbone and drive. Gorgeous warm aromas of dark red berried fruits; Morello cherry, mulberry and savoury spice swirl from the glass. On the palate the voluptuous and velvety dark red fruits are mixed with touches of fresh tobacco leaves, toasted caramel, balsamic and savoury spice all wrapped in a creamy vanilla sweetness. This has an effortless balance, a fine integrated structure and a long, elegant, complex finish. Drink 2019 – 2029. Goedhuis & Co
A step up on the memorable 2009, this shows just how special the 2010 vintage was. Marrying fruit from Briñas, Villalba and Rodezno, it's a perfectly judged marriage of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano. Savoury wild herb notes segue into a palate that's focused, balanced and graceful with the concentration and backbone to age. Drink 2019-2035. 97 points, Tim Atkin MW
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