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    La Rioja Alta

    About La Rioja Alta

    La  Rioja Alta traces its roots back to 1890 when five growers from Rioja and the Basque Country founded the Sociedad Vinicola de La Rioja Alta in Haro Station District. One of the growers, Daniel-Alfredo Ardanza y Sanchez, subsequently merged the group with his winery in 1904. The La Rioja Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904 serve to commemorate these two significant events, with the “1” is omitted to avoid confusion with the vintage. The group currently owns 425 hectares of vineyard and 4 wineries - 2 in Rioja and 1 each in Ribera del Duero and Rias Biaxas. The La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 is produced in the original winery in Rioja.

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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £880.07
    2005

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (98)

    Made with grapes from some of the winery’s oldest parcels in Brinas, Labastida and Villaba this really is one of the best 890s ever. Blending Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it combines the grace and elegance of a great Musigny with the sweetness, focus and balance of a classic Rioja. Scented, complex and very long. 2017-30
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £880.07
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,090.64
    2010

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2010 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (98)

    The superlative 2010 release is the first 890 Gran Reserva since 2005, and it was definitely worth the wait. Partnering Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it has a wonderful combination of structure, sweetness and focus. Aromatic spices, red berry fruit and top notes of tobacco and fresh leather are underpinned by age-worthy tannins and refreshing acidity. One to keep.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,090.64
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £448.07
    2009

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. Available in September 2018. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    ~1 week

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £448.07
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £508.07
    2010

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Fresh blueberries and brambleberries take center stage, which is striking for a wine of this age. There are also lots of roasted herbs, such as sage, not to mention floral elements, including lavender and dried violets. Then come cedar, sandalwood and tar. The tannins are incredibly round and soft, without the slightest hint of anything dry. This is among the most elegant of Riojas, where the acidity is wonderfully pronounced and cuts right through any touch of dried fruit. Long and powerful, yet subtle on the finish. Drink now, or hold for a very long time.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £508.07
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £374.87
    2011

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £374.87
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £322.07
    2012

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Dark ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes spice-tinged dark fruit preserves, potpourri, vanilla and incense, and a smoky mineral overtone builds as the wine opens up. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering weighty blackberry, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that turn spicier with air. Shows excellent precision on the persistent finish, which features sweet dark fruit liqueur and floral elements and harmonious tannins.
    4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 4 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £322.07
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £232.07
    2014

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (94)

    La Rioja Alta is one of the most traditional wineries in Haro’s Barrio de la Estación, famous for producing wines that are good to drink on release, but also age beautifully in bottle. This new Gran Reserva, made from Tempranillo with 6% Graciano for added backbone, is very much a reflection of the cooler, more “Atlantic” 2014 vintage. La Rioja Alta didn’t make its top two Gran Reservas – 904 and 890 – in 2014, so all of its best grapes were used for Viña Arana. Fine and elegant, with vibrant acidity, notes of coconut and cinnamon from the American oak and a core of savoury, refreshing tobacco leaf and red berry flavours framed by fine, caressing tannins. Old-fashioned Rioja at its glorious best.
    3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 3 94 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.07
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £280.07
    2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (96)

    Beautiful nose coconut cream, vanilla and mocha nose. Smooth and mellow on the rich and velvety palate with lots of sweet spices, dates and chocolate-covered currants. Long-lasting and utterly delicious.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 2 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £280.07
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2004 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £670.13
    2004

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2004 (6x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The 2004 Vina Ardanza is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from 30-year-old vines in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. It is aged for 36 months in four-year-old American oak. It has a very enticing bouquet with dark cherry, Christmas cake, dried fig and espresso with fine delineation and bags of exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, underpinned by a keen citric thread that cuts through the licorice-tinged, dark berry and allspice-tinged fruit with style. It is simply delicious on the bittersweet finish. Drink now-2020+
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x150cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £670.13
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £465.10
    2012

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Traditional and beautiful in character with plum, balsamic, orange-peel and leather aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy texture and a long, intense aftertaste. Drink or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x150cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £465.10
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £440.14
    2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 (12x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (94)

    One of two vintages of Ardanza that are currently on the market, the 2015 is a cuvée of Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero and 20% Garnacha from high altitude Tudelilla in the Rioja Oriental. Savoury and aromatic, with a slight animal note, this has raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, scented oak and sweet baking spices. 2021-27
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 12x75cl 2 94 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £440.14
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £720.00
    2005

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (98)

    Made with grapes from some of the winery’s oldest parcels in Brinas, Labastida and Villaba this really is one of the best 890s ever. Blending Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it combines the grace and elegance of a great Musigny with the sweetness, focus and balance of a classic Rioja. Scented, complex and very long. 2017-30
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £720.00
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £895.48
    2010

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2010 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin MW (98)

    The superlative 2010 release is the first 890 Gran Reserva since 2005, and it was definitely worth the wait. Partnering Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it has a wonderful combination of structure, sweetness and focus. Aromatic spices, red berry fruit and top notes of tobacco and fresh leather are underpinned by age-worthy tannins and refreshing acidity. One to keep.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £895.48
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £360.00
    2009

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (97)

    This is a driven and super tight Gran Reserva with dark berries and hints of spice and cedar. A spicy red-pepper undertone and some dried flowers. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a superb finish. A great wine. Available in September 2018. A wine for the cellar, but why wait?
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    ~1 week

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £360.00
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £410.00
    2010

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (98)

    Fresh blueberries and brambleberries take center stage, which is striking for a wine of this age. There are also lots of roasted herbs, such as sage, not to mention floral elements, including lavender and dried violets. Then come cedar, sandalwood and tar. The tannins are incredibly round and soft, without the slightest hint of anything dry. This is among the most elegant of Riojas, where the acidity is wonderfully pronounced and cuts right through any touch of dried fruit. Long and powerful, yet subtle on the finish. Drink now, or hold for a very long time.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £410.00
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £299.00
    2011

    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    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.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £299.00
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £255.00
    2012

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Dark ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes spice-tinged dark fruit preserves, potpourri, vanilla and incense, and a smoky mineral overtone builds as the wine opens up. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering weighty blackberry, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that turn spicier with air. Shows excellent precision on the persistent finish, which features sweet dark fruit liqueur and floral elements and harmonious tannins.
    4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 4 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £255.00
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £180.00
    2014

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (94)

    La Rioja Alta is one of the most traditional wineries in Haro’s Barrio de la Estación, famous for producing wines that are good to drink on release, but also age beautifully in bottle. This new Gran Reserva, made from Tempranillo with 6% Graciano for added backbone, is very much a reflection of the cooler, more “Atlantic” 2014 vintage. La Rioja Alta didn’t make its top two Gran Reservas – 904 and 890 – in 2014, so all of its best grapes were used for Viña Arana. Fine and elegant, with vibrant acidity, notes of coconut and cinnamon from the American oak and a core of savoury, refreshing tobacco leaf and red berry flavours framed by fine, caressing tannins. Old-fashioned Rioja at its glorious best.
    3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 3 94 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £180.00
    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £220.00
    2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (96)

    Beautiful nose coconut cream, vanilla and mocha nose. Smooth and mellow on the rich and velvety palate with lots of sweet spices, dates and chocolate-covered currants. Long-lasting and utterly delicious.
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 6x75cl 2 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £220.00
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2004 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £531.66
    2004

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2004 (6x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (93)

    The 2004 Vina Ardanza is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from 30-year-old vines in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. It is aged for 36 months in four-year-old American oak. It has a very enticing bouquet with dark cherry, Christmas cake, dried fig and espresso with fine delineation and bags of exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, underpinned by a keen citric thread that cuts through the licorice-tinged, dark berry and allspice-tinged fruit with style. It is simply delicious on the bittersweet finish. Drink now-2020+
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x150cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £531.66
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £360.80
    2012

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Traditional and beautiful in character with plum, balsamic, orange-peel and leather aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy texture and a long, intense aftertaste. Drink or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Rioja 6x150cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £360.80
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £340.00
    2015

    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2015 (12x75cl)

    Tim Atkin (94)

    One of two vintages of Ardanza that are currently on the market, the 2015 is a cuvée of Tempranillo from Fuenmayor and Cenicero and 20% Garnacha from high altitude Tudelilla in the Rioja Oriental. Savoury and aromatic, with a slight animal note, this has raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, scented oak and sweet baking spices. 2021-27
    2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Rioja 12x75cl 2 94 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00

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