La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 1998 (5 Fl.)

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LOT L967
Inhalt 0,75l
Füllstand high fill
Zustand der Kapsel Sehr gut – keine Mängel oder Beschädigungen
Zustand des Etiketts Gut – geringfügige Mängel, höchstens leichte Altersspuren
Verpackung lose
Beurteilungen Parker 95/100
300,00 €
Inkl. 0% MwSt., exkl. Versand
Nicht auf Lager
80.00 €/ℓ,  


Beschreibung

Parker: The 1998 Gran Reserva 904 is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano aged in American cask for four years. It has a very fine nose with notes of dried honey, cloves, raisin and wild heather that blossom in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of orange peel on the entry. It has an effortless sense of harmony and poise, with a crisp tense finish and suffused with a sorbet-like freshness. It just dances across the palate, a memorable Rioja with style and panache. Drink now-2030. La Rioja Alta formed part of my “classic Rioja” day that included Lopez de Heredia and Muga, the triumvirate of wineries in Haro all but a minute’s stroll from each other (which would have been fine, but for the spontaneous downpours). I have admired their wines for many years, Rioja that speaks so eloquently and with such clarity of their place. La Rioja Alta was founded in the town of Haro in 1890. They own 450 hectares of vineyard from which their entire portfolio is sourced, predominantly Tempranillo complemented by Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Another tenet is their use of American rather than French oak. The wood is cured for two years outdoors before being shaped and hammered into barrels at their own cooperage. Although the estate owns vines in Ribera del Duero and Rias Baixas (to be covered in later reports) I focused upon recent releases from their two Rioja lines: Torre de Ona and of course, La Rioja Alta itself. Quite simply, these are some of the finest Riojas that can grace your cellar: complex, refined, classic but without compromising fruit intensity and to reiterate: wines that speak about where they come from. 95/100

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Region Rioja und Navarra
Winzer La Rioja Alta
Jahrgang 1998
Wein Gran Reserva 904
Rebsorte Tempranillo, Graciano
Alkoholgehalt 12,5%