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Rioja Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial, La Rioja Alta 2005


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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Spain2005Rioja Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial, La Rioja Alta NewBT501,100.001298 JS60122.2222213333398.0098.00Rioja Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial, Rioja Alta0.75
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Tasting Notes

The aromas to this are stunning with dried strawberry, stone and fresh mushroom. Full body and very tight with incredible depth and structure. It goes on for minutes. One of the greatest ever? The new 1964? Available January 2018.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2018

Shimmering garnet. Aromas of dried cherry, potpourri, vanilla, cigar box and exotic spices; a smoky mineral quality builds in the glass. Sweet, concentrated and seamless on the palate, offering cherry compote, red currant and rose pastille flavors that put on weight and pick up a spicy nuance on the back half. Conveys a suave blend of power and delicacy and closes sweet and gently tannic, with superb persistence and an echo of candied flowers and red fruits. This bottling and the 2001 are the only Selección Especial versions of the 890 Gran Reserva that have been produced by La Rioja Alta.

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, April 2021

Made with grapes from some of the winery’s oldest parcels in Brinas, Labastida and Villaba this really is one of the best 890s ever. Blending Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it combines the grace and elegance of a great Musigny with the sweetness, focus and balance of a classic Rioja. Scented, complex and very long. 2017-30

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, January 2018
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