La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2015 750ml

RP-95, JS-97

S$145.00

A perfumed nose of plums, mulberries, mushrooms, caramel, sweet tobacco and sweet spices. Full-bodied with velvety, fine tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and supple with a creamy texture. Delicate and precise with a long, polished finish. 90% tempranillo and 10% graciano. Drink or hold.

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SKU: 030090-201575 Categories: , ,

Other Vintage:

2015

Other Volume:

750ml

Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022 (JS-97)

A perfumed nose of plums, mulberries, mushrooms, caramel, sweet tobacco and sweet spices. Full-bodied with velvety, fine tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and supple with a creamy texture. Delicate and precise with a long, polished finish. 90% tempranillo and 10% graciano. Drink or hold.

Source: July 2022 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 14th Jul 2022 (RP-95)

They used the words subtlety, elegance, finesse, delicacy and silk to define the 2015 Gran Reserva 904 Selecci?n Especial, a blend of 90% Tempranillo from their vineyards in Villalba, Bri?as and Rodezno with 10% Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard in Fuenmayor that was picked 23 days later than the Tempranillo. The grapes were sorted optically for the first time, and they fermented in stainless steel where the wine went through malolactic too. The wine was put in barrel in January 2016?used American oak barrels built by their own coopers?where it matured for four years, during which time it was racked every six months. 2015 was a healthy vintage with balanced ripeness that delivered wines with good aging potential. They thought the wine needed a little more time in bottle to polish those tannins and have decided to hold it and release the wine around March 2023; it will be marked Selecci?n Especial, the first 904 to do so, as they have very high hopes for this year and believe it’s one of the finest vintages. They think it will develop the sophistication in the palate with a little more time and that is should achieve the silkiness that is the signature of 904. This is very 2015; I saw quite strong tannins in all the 2015 wines I tasted from Rioja Alta. There are some 150,000 bottles of this.
Drink Date: 2024 – 2035

Product Type

Red Wine

Brand

La Rioja Alta

Vintage

2015

Volume

750ml

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja SP

Grape

Tempranillo

Maturity

To Keep

Expert Rating

RP-95, JS-97

Sweetness

Dry

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