Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$24.95 (329102)

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89 pts
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July 06, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a racy, intense yet also quite svelte Rioja showing great vitality at nine years on. Definitely American oak...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Founded in 1958 by Pablo Olabarri Bikandi, the few notes I have from this bodega would indicate an impressive,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an authentically old school style gran reserva, with fully dominant American oak flavour - this is like pure...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2004 Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva is composed of 80% Tempranillo and 20% combination of Mazuelo and Graciano and aged in French and American oak for 24 months before bottling. It has intense aromas of thyme, leather, truffle, clove, toasted oak, vanilla and coconut on the nose and dried cherry and black cherry together with vanilla and coconut on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated to aged wine with good acidity, refined tannins (decant for 30 min) and a long and silky finish. Though can be enjoyed with food, drink on its own; drink now – 2020 (>5 cm cork). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92-93 pts – HIGHLY recommended on both, quality and value – if that wasn’t enough, this wine scored # 27 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2011. Tasted August/13.

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