La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 - Domaine Franey
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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011
SKU: 03476

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011

  • v94
  • ws92

750ml
$79.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand La Rioja Alta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Intense, deep cherry-red with a garnet-red rim. Intense and complex aromas, dominated by fruit (blackberry jam, raspberries and orange zest) that reveals underlying spicy and balsamic notes of cigar box, cedar liquorice, cloves, chocolate mints and toasted wood. Elegantly refined entry. Fresh and lively in the mouth, nicely balanced with polished, silky tannins and a gentle, delicate finish. Very long aftertaste, with citrus and balsamic notes that provide long, complex final sensations. Pair with main courses, all kinds of meats, stews and desserts with couverture chocolate. Ideal as an after-dinner drink.
Vinous
  • v94

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.

Josh Raynolds, April 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

This supple red shows maturity, with forest floor, mushroom and cedar notes framing dried cherry and tea flavors. The silky texture is supported by light tannins and orange peel acidity. Traditional style, balanced and harmonious. Tempranillo and Graciano. Drink now through 2025. 3,800 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, December 31, 2020