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Rioja Gran Reserva 890, La Rioja Alta

Rioja Gran Reserva 890

Description

A truly iconic wine. The Gran Reserva 890 is the epitome of La Rioja Alta’s traditional style, named after their founding in 1890, only produced in the absolute best vintages, usually only two or three times a decade. The 2010 was, of course, just such a vintage, lauded across Rioja as one of the finest in living memory and one of only nine vintages in the last fifty years described as "Excellent" by the Consejo Regulador of Rioja. It is testament to La Rioja Alta’s commitment to ageing that we are only seeing this release now, after six years in barrique and four years in bottle.

Slightly creamy with a rich nose, not dissimilar to blue cheese, the aromas are heavy with macerated fruit and there is a real inkiness and broodiness to the wine. The palate builds up like a crescendo, rumbling forwards with muscular structure, and bursting with dense, spicy flavours that last for minutes. The finish reveals a stony minerality and freshness, along with a dried fruit and tobacco character that hints at this wine’s long future.

£189.95

Quantity Available: 12 or more

Product Code: S5404

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Vintage
2010
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
Bottle Size
75cl
Closure Type
natural cork

Producer Details

Formed by five families in the late 19th century, the La Rioja Alta S.A. winery is one of the most iconic names in Fine Wine, and a benchmark for the traditional style of Rioja. While they always upheld standards and tradition, La Rioja Alta S.A. never stopped experimenting and pushing for better quality, offering some of the purest, more precise expressions of Tempranillo in the world.

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