When one is faced by a combination of a superlative vintage and one of the finest producers of wine in a particular region, one tends to sit up and pay attention.
2010 was just such a vintage in Rioja; La Rioja Alta just such a producer.
The wines of this perennial over-achiever offer a combination of exceptional quality allied to extraordinary value. These are profound and extremely age-worthy wines that are remarkably gentle on one’s wallet.
We have just sold out of our allocation of the 2004 vintage of this wine: an absolute stunner of a red. Yet it is being suggested that the 2010 surpasses that harvest in terms of outright quality; that it is the best Gran Reserva 904 since the 2001 vintage...
2010 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta
£198 in bond per 6 Drink 2019-2035
“It has to be among the greatest modern time vintages of this mythical bottling…96+/100.” Luis Gutierrez
“This is among the most elegant of Riojas…98/100.” James Suckling
“A step up on the memorable 2009, this shows just how special the 2010 vintage was. 97/100.” Tim Atkin MW