La Rioja Alta is one of the finest and most celebrated producers in the Rioja region with history dating back to 1890. Renowned for traditionally styled Rioja wines, the firm owns 360 hectares of vineyards on the very best sites of the region with the 904 Gran Reserva only produced in exceptional years. Made predominantly from Tempranillo - with a touch of Graciano and Mazuelo blended into it - the 1994 Gran Reserva 904 is a feminine, elegant, expression of a classic Rioja from an outstanding vintage. Light ruby/garnet in colour, a spectacular nose is replete with aromas of wild strawberries, vanilla, soya, mushrooms, smoke, plums and figs. The proceeding palate is medium-bodied and elegant yet incredibly flavoursome and complex. While not overly powerful or rich, there is an incredible amount on offer in this wine, combining a pronounced oak influence, savoury development and a myriad of spice, leather and earthy notes. Whilst a joy to drink now, this exceptional release will continue to improve over the next couple of decades and beyond. A very special wine, that makes a dream match with roast lamb.
750ml£20 per 100.00ml