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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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £803.27
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
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £803.27
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £476.87
2000

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; aged in American oak for four years): Bright red. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and pipe tobacco. Smoky, sweet and penetrating, offering intense red fruit flavors that take a darker turn to cherry-cola with air. Closes sweet and long, with resonating spiciness, supple tannins and a whiplash of vanillin oak.
Delivery to Storage from 13 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £476.87
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £436.07
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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £436.07
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £274.07
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.
Delivery to Storage from 16 Jan 2022

Rioja 6x75cl 8 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £274.07
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £328.07
2012

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £328.07
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £376.07
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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 94 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £376.07
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £186.47
2012

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £186.47
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2005 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £656.00
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
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £656.00
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £384.00
2000

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

(90% tempranillo and 10% graciano; aged in American oak for four years): Bright red. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of raspberry, cherry compote and pipe tobacco. Smoky, sweet and penetrating, offering intense red fruit flavors that take a darker turn to cherry-cola with air. Closes sweet and long, with resonating spiciness, supple tannins and a whiplash of vanillin oak.
Delivery to Storage from 13 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £384.00
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £215.00
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.
Delivery to Storage from 16 Jan 2022

Rioja 6x75cl 8 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £215.00
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £260.00
2012

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £260.00
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rioja 6x75cl 1 94 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £142.00
2012

La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 3 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £142.00

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