Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$24.95 (114454)

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December 07, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A Rioja that wears its alcohol and emotions on its sleeve. Robust attack, cranky acidity and lashing tannin. A cup of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Terrific depth for the dollar here in this Rioja that is just peaking. Charming with just a touch of brett, savory...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A classic, old school Rioja here from arch-traditionalist producer Bordón, complete with abundant American oak...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour with a touch of red currant, the 2004 Gran Reserva offers pleasant notes of dried cherries and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mature, quite typical mid-weight Rioja with classic leather, sage and savoury notes plus some cedar, smoke...

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Community Reviews (7)

Francois Meunier
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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Fruit, wood and spice on the nose. On the palate there's something almost bordeaux about this. Old-world dry without being austere. Medium-full bodied. Tangy berry flavours with wood, herbs and some earthiness. Quite dry but tannins in balance.

An honest Rioja with enough complexity to make it worth the price.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Enjoyed this one just as much as the '01. Beautiful nose displaying notes of raspberry, cherry, vanilla, and cinnamon along with some earthy and floral notes. This wine is medium bodied with quite high acidity and medium-low tannins. This is a very refreshing wine with a very long finish. Excellent example of what aged Rioja can be at an amazing price. Tasted January 2013.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

Definitely an ultra traditional style of Grand Reserva here with aromas of wild strawberry, red cherry, tobacco, old church wood, vanilla and cinnamon spice. On the palate, medium bodied, soft texture, dusty tannins and high acid. A very good length and smooth on the finish with a slightly tart flavour. This wine is better served with food and slightly chilled to improve the fruit flavours. This Grand Reserva is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 16% Grenache, 2% Mazuelo and 2% Graciano, aging took place in American white oak for 36 months with alcohol coming in at 13.5%. Enjoyable

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted December 2014.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Some positive qualities overshadowed by the brett. Bought 2 of these; 1 was more than enough!

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David Brodati
David Brodati

The pro's are split on this one, and I'm leaning more towards Mr. Szabo's interpretation of this gran reserva rioja. Pretty cherry colour with a slight garnet hint at the edges. Floral nose. Light to medium body. Raspberry, cherry and vanilla on the palate, but the brett comes through too much. There's an astringent leathery quality here and a not overly long finish.

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