Wine Advocate 97 points - This muscular red delivers plum, currant, coffee and anise flavors, supported by chewy tannins yet kept focused by firm acidity. An expressive wine that’s still coming together. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2022..—T.M.
2004 REMIREZ FERNANDO DE GANUZA RIOJA RESERVA
"...Opaque purple in color, it offers up a splendid bouquet of sandalwood, incense, Asian spices, balsamic, and black cherry. Layered, opulent, and impeccably balanced, it is a monumental effort. Bodegas Fernando Remirez de Ganuza is one of Rioja’s benchmark estates. It encompasses about 132 acres located in four regions of Alava Rioja planted to approximately 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano." Robert Parker 97 Points Drink 2009+