From a great vintage, a world-class producer and held back for release until now, the 2004 Rioja Alta Gran Reserva Rioja has been released this morning.
We’ve taken as large an allocation as possible for our clients, still just 50 cases, as this looks to be a very strong opportunity:
- 2004 was an exceptional vintage for Rioja. With Rioja Alta and their Gran Reservas at the top of the qualitative tree, this promises to be very special for those able to secure some.
- Though not yet scored, it is a wine with tremendous pedigree; the “otherworldly” 2001 for example scored 95 points with the Wine Advocate, while the 1995 scored 96. In magnum format it will always be rare.
- Only 4,452 individually numbered magnums were bottled and this is a tiny amount to satisfy what will fierce global demand.
WHAT ARE 'IMMEDIATE' WINES?
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. These listings are predominantly comprised from private collectors who sell through our marketplace. All immediately available stock is ready for delivery once payment has been settled. We offer next day delivery to all London addresses, so long as payment has been settled by midday. For other UK addresses delivery is typically within one week. Please email our Customer Services Team, who will provide an accurate date and time for delivery.
All of the wines have been rigorously checked by our warehouse staff and condition reports, including photographs, are available on request.
Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
WHAT ARE 'MARKETPLACE' WINES?
The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.