Contino - Gran Reserva 2004

Product Details

Vintage
2004
Colour
Red
Appellation
Rioja
Producer
Contino

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1 x 6.0L BI Reserves IB £425.00 5 imp

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
94

The 2004 Contino Gran Reserva was sourced from vines over 60 years of age and aged in new French oak for nearly 3 years. It is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, and 10% Garnacha. Deep garnet colored, it offers up an enthralling bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices, leather, black plums, blackberry, and dark chocolate. Dense, rich, and voluptuous on the palate (in the style of the best 2004s) the Graciano component imparts some extra freshness. Complex, beautifully balanced, and very long, it will continue to blossom for another 5-7 years and drink well through 2029, if not longer." (Jay Miller)

Neal Martin
95

Bottled only in 2,693 magnums, the 2004 Gran Reserva is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano and 10% Garnacha from Rioja Alavesa, raised from three years in American and French oak with racking every six months. It has a very intense, scintillating bouquet of kirsch, crushed strawberry and a touch of eau-de-vie. It is very animated and vigorous. The palate is beautifully composed with luscious, red fruit interlaced with dark chocolate and mocha; underpinned by crisp acidity that maintains freshness and poise. It is brutally backward at the moment but should age effortlessly over the next 20-30 years. This is a purring Bentley of a wine! Drink 2014-2030+
-Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #202 Aug 2012