Rioja Alta Bin 904 Gran Reserva 2001
"...balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles...At this quality level the price is superb..." robertparker.com
|Grape Blend||Tempranillo, Graciano|
La Rioja Alta's Rioja Gran Reserva Bin 904 is only released in great years like 2001.
La Rioja Alta was established in 1890 in the town of Haro and comprises 450 hectares of vineyards predominantly planted with Tempranillo, as well as Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha.
The estate produces some of the finest Rioja on the market: complex and refined, yet intense and redolent of its terroir. La Rioja Alta uses American rather than French oak and the wood is cured for two years outdoors before being shaped and hammered into barrels at their own cooperage.
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"This 2001, from a superb vintage shows a beautiful light red color with a brick rim and a superb nose redolent of balsamic woods, spices, leather, well-hung meat, incense and truffles. The light to medium-bodied palate shows fully resolved tannins, great acidity and pure, pungent flavors that linger in the mouth forever and that can only be Rioja. This is a wine to smell over and over again. At this quality level the price is superb especially considering that the wine is being released 10 years after the vintage." robertparker.com
"La Rioja Alta was founded in 1890 in Haro, the capital of Rioja Alta, in close proximity to Lopez de Heredia and Marques de Riscal. The Bodega's wines are all blends, there are no single vineyard wines, and all of the wines are produced from estate-grown grapes." robertparker.com