Gran Reserva 904 2011

La Rioja Alta: Gran Reserva 904 2011

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Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 10%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2046
Verpackt in: 6er
voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 96–97/100
Decanter: 97/100
Penin: 96/100
Suckling: 96/100
Tim Atkin: 95/100
Parker: 94/100
Galloni: 94/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
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Heiner Lobenberg über:
Gran Reserva 904 2011


Lobenberg: Die Gran Reserva 904 ist der klassische Vertreter eines großen Rioja. Die Trauben stammen aus den alten Rebstöcken der niedrigen Lagen. Mittleres, tiefen Ziegelrot. Intensiv in der Nase, zarte reife Pflaumen und Rosinen. Ein paar kandierte Früchte begleiten Zimt, Nelken und Schokolade. Im Hintergrund verstecken sich Nuancen von Minze. Ausgewogen am Gaumen überrascht er mit schier unglaublich seidigen Tanninen. Die 4-jährige Fassreife und die anschließende Reifung in der Flasche polieren den Wein auf Hochglanz. Die Gran Reserva 904 hallt lange nach… 1 Minute, 2 Minuten… die Frucht bleibt. Ein Langläufer mit strahlendem Glanz. 96-97/100


Decanter über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Decanter: Lovely intensity on the nose – smoked meat, thyme and rosemary, and classic red fruit. Smooth tannins. Graceful and elegant. 97/100


Penin über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Penin: Elegant, ausgewogen. Aromen: Buschwaldkräuter, Wildkräuter, feine Reduktionsnoten, reifes Obst. Am Gaumen: geschmackvoll, fruchtig, würzig, süffig, elegant, zartbitter. 96/100


Suckling über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Suckling: Lovely dried red fruit, such as plums with just a hint of prunes. Cedar, walnut and leather undertones. Full-bodied with lots of fruit, considering its age, as well as hints of smoke, tobacco, bark and black tea. Some balsamic at the finish. Traditionally styled with lovely results. Drink or hold. 96/100


Tim Atkin über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Tim Atkin: Considerably more evolved than the 2015 release, which is also available now, this is a classic marriage (for 904) of Tempranillo and 11% Graciano that will appeal to the wine's many dedicated fans. Sweet balsamic and coconut aromas segue into a palate that's gentle, savoury and caressing with vital underlying acidity and structure. 95/100


Parker über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Parker: I usually prefer the 904 to the 890, but there will be no Gran Reserva 890 until the 2010 vintage (from the last vintage I tasted, 2005). So, the only one of the extended-aging Haro-style reds I tasted this time was the 2011 Gran Reserva 904, which had a hard act to follow after the 2010 vintage. It's a blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano matured in American oak barrels for four years, and it was racked eight times from barrel to barrel during its élevage, which sounds a bit harsh for a vintage like 2011 when the wines were not as complete and robust as in 2010. It has the classic profile, aromas and flavors (decayed leaves, tobacco, sweet spices, a meaty touch and some black fruit), but the oak seems to take a more leading role and the palate feels less juicy. It finishes dry. The final blend was bottled in November 2016, filling 150,000 bottles. 94/100


Galloni über: Gran Reserva 904

-- Galloni: Deep, shimmering garnet. Highly perfumed cherry, blueberry, smoked meat, coconut and floral pastille scents are complemented by a succulent herb nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering intense cherry-vanilla, candied rose, cola and mocha flavors sharpened by a late jolt of spiciness. Shows outstanding clarity and penetrating red fruit character on the gently tannic, impressively long, smoky finish, which leaves a repeating floral note behind. 94/100

Mein Winzer

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta wurde 1877 in Haro gegründet und ist ihrer traditionellen Linie ohne Stilbruch stets treu geblieben. Als wohlverdientes Resultat einer derartigen Qualitätsphilosophie zählt das Haus gestern wie heute zu den renommiertesten der Rioja und ganz Spaniens.

Gran Reserva 904 2011