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LA RIOJA ALTA S.A.

Formed by five families in the late 19th century, the La Rioja Alta S.A. winery has been among the leading producers who have helped to establish and maintain the classic standards of Rioja. Their Tempranillo-led Gran Reservas, aged for remarkably long periods in barrels from the producer’s cooperage, are some of the most sought-after wines from the region. And while they always upheld standards and tradition, La Rioja Alta S.A. never stopped experimenting and pushing for better quality, offering some of the purest, precise expressions of Tempranillo in the world.

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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"Red Rock Terrace displays a beautiful core of blackcurrant, crème de cassis and juicy red plums. Hiding behind the gorgeous sweet fruit, fragrant notes of cordial, cocoa and liquorice emerge with time in the glass. Laser-beam precision is supported by the finest, grippiest tannins imaginable. Those tannins carry the beautifully concentrated fruit to a long, long finish. Effortless and perfectly...

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"Brooding yet sensuous, Gravelly Meadow reveals earthy, savoury, meaty notes the nose, along with blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries. There are subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and cedarwood. Once again, the tannic structure is impeccable and perfectly integrated. This says more about the superb quality of the fruit than it does about the 100% new oak. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek’s...

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"Volcanic Hill shows intense notes of cassis, blackcurrant, blueberries and black cherries, followed by violets, cocoa and cordial. This is full bodied and opulent, yet the tannic structure is beautifully integrated and nothing is overblown – the balance is impeccable. It also manages to be seriously refreshing. Cedar, sweet spice, tobacco, graphite and the faintest hint of truffle all emerge...

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2018 Redigaffi, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £166.68

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2018 Giusto Di Notri, Tua Rita

Bottle 75cl £51.68

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2017 Cavaliere, Michele Satta

Bottle 75cl £35.68

2015 Viña Alberdi Reserva

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 37.5cl £12.48

Case of 12 £149.76

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2012 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £35.00

Case of 6 £210.00

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£70.00

Case of 6 £420.04

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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2014 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £35.08

Case of 6 £210.48

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£70.16

Case of 6 £420.94

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2012 Viña Ardanza

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 37.5cl £18.14

Case of 12 £217.68

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2014 Viña Alberdi Reserva

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £38.36

Case of 6 £230.14

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2011 Gran Reserva 904

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Bottle 75cl £50.02

Case of 6 £300.00

Magnum 150cl

Single bottle£100.00

Case of 6 £600.00

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2012 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £70.00

Case of 6 £420.04

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£35.00

Case of 6 £210.00

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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...

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2014 Gran Reserva Viña Arana

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £70.16

Case of 6 £420.94

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£35.08

Case of 6 £210.48

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2001 Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Case of 6 x 75cl £592.08

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Poised, structured and brooding with hints of raspberry fruit peeking out behind the sumptuously rich, silky and suave profile. This will certainly benefit from ageing but it is not a crime to open one today. There are already hints of secondary development and the savoury, iron-y, umami character of great Rioja is now there alongside the rich, delicious fruit. This...

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2011 Gran Reserva 904

La Rioja Alta S.A.

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Magnum 150cl £100.00

Case of 6 £600.00

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£50.02

Case of 6 £300.00

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2009 Gran Reserva 904

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Magnum 150cl £100.16

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Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904 stands out for its remarkable complexity and outstanding ageing potential. It is a classic Rioja which is released in exceptional vintage. The 2009 reveals a bouquet of great aromatic complexity. Cassis and wild berry characters give way to delicate spices and sweet balsamic notes.  The palate builds on the expansive aromas with concentrated sweet cherry...

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A blend of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, the wine was matured for 6 years with 10 traditional rackings. Only the very best barrels were then selected, with 199 making it into the final blend. The intensity of the wine is immediately visible from the deep, rich colouring and the fresh, crisp nose which is both pure and...

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