You haven't verified your email address yet

1964 La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva

Lot reference 12811155
1964 La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva

The auction you are viewing has now ended

Show current auctions

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in:

Current bid $ 215
Next minimum bid $ 227

By bidding you confirm that you are 18 years or older.

No bids placed.

$ 215 Bidder 0316
22-09-2017 19:03:38
$ 197 Bidder 8786
16-09-2017 22:03:09
$ 109 Bidder 0881
16-09-2017 22:02:58
$ 104 Bidder 8786
16-09-2017 22:02:58
$ 83 Bidder 0881
16-09-2017 22:02:47
$ 77 Bidder 8786
16-09-2017 22:02:47
$ 49 Bidder 0881
16-09-2017 22:02:35

Best vintage of the 20th century in Rioja. Robert Parker’s rated the 1964 Gran Reserva 904 at 97 points, making it tied for the highest rating Robert Parker ever awarded to a La Rioja Alta wine.

Bottle size: Bottle (0.75L)
Number of bottles: 1
Region: Rioja
Year: 1964

1 bottle - La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 1964 (75 cl.)

Bought from the private cellar of a Riojan retired wine distributor in 2012.
Stored in private cellar up to today.

While the 904 is consistently strong, the 1964 vintage is often referred to in reverential tones as the historical best, the benchmark against which all subsequent 904’s are measured.

98/100 Cellartracker: "Tiene tanta vida y estructura que impone respeto. Necesitará años de guarda botella para ganar esas décimas que lo lleven a la perfección. Por ahora va bien encaminado!!".

95/100 Cellartracker: "Absolutely stunning bottle of aged rioja. Beautiful nose of red fruit and just a little bit of funk. Wonderful balance and still good length. Actually still had some noticeable tannin which mellowed a bit with an hour or so of air".

94/100 Cellartracker: "Tawny, orange colour. Nose of sour cherry, saddle leather, dried sultana. Still very much alive in the palate and while fully resolved willl continue to drink well for at least another 10 yeas. First impression is an aged Barolo (in a good way) but the sour cherry component on the finish characterises it. Excellent. Testament to the power of provenance and great vintage. Drank at El Portal in Ezcaray".

94/100 Cellartracker: "At the end of the meal, I said it was maybe the best wine I'd had; my girlfriend said it wasn't that for her -- just the most interesting. And she's right -- it doesn't have the ever-changing, all-bell-ringing, angels-singing-in-my-belfry thing going on, but it was a terrific experience. And guess what? We drank every milliliter of the stuff. There wasn't a gram of sediment in the bottle. And the taste was still evolving after the bottle had been open two hours".

*** Shipment made with special wine box certified by UPS and DHL.

Es rioja-gran-reserva  pro top

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 305
Member since: May 2, 2016
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Good shipping. First wine I tasted was still very fine, after 37 years!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    GerDeves January 5, 2018

  • Quick delivery and well packaged. Thanks

    TheWineCru December 29, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    LuisAlonsoCoronel December 23, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    tonigomez December 23, 2017

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    tonigomez December 23, 2017

View all 305 reviews


The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
More information

Shipping costs

United States $ 77.25
Austria $ 29.71
Belgium $ 29.71
Canada $ 77.25
Denmark $ 35.66
France $ 29.71
Germany $ 23.77
Ireland $ 35.66
Italy $ 29.71
Luxembourg $ 29.71
Netherlands $ 29.71
Norway $ 41.60
Poland $ 29.71
Portugal $ 17.83
Spain $ 11.89
Sweden $ 41.60
Switzerland $ 41.60
United Kingdom $ 29.71
Rest of Europe $ 59.43
Anywhere else $ 77.25

Save shipping costs

You can pick up this lot from the seller: Bilbao (Vizcaya ), Spain.

If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.

Buy & sell special objects at our auctions
All auctions


Your bidding privileges have been revoked due to an outstanding payment. You can no longer place bids.

Once your payment has been processed, your bidding privileges will immediately be restored. Please note: if you choose manual transfer, processing your payment and restoring your bidding privileges may take up to 2 business days. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available from our payment screen.

Click here to pay

Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 35,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in

Never miss another special object!

Catawiki auctions off 30,000 special objects every week. Leave your email address, and we will send you free updates on our special objects and great discounts.

No, I'm not interested in special objects or discounts