The 890 Gran Reserva Selection Especial is one of the greatest Rioja wines. The Bodegas La Rioja Alta name their top product after the year the winery was founded in 1890. It consists mainly of Tempranillo, with a small part of Mazuelo added. The excellent 2005 vintage was aged in oak barrels for 6 years before it was bottled after the final selection.
The press is euphoric, the Wine Spectator ranked the 2005 Gran Reserva 890 as number 4 in the list of best wines of 2019. Further ratings for the 2005 vintage: Guia Penin: 98/100, James Suckling: 98/100, Tim Atkin: 98 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95/100.
|Drink:||now until 2035+|
|Analysis:||13.5% alc. vol., 1.9 g/l residual sugar|
|Wine maturing:||6 years in barriques|
|Grape varieties:||95% Tempranillo , 5% Mazuelo|
|Reviews:||98/100 Guia Penin, 98/100 James Suckling|
|Style:||dry red wine|
Bottler: La Rioja Alta, S.A., Avda. de Vizcaya 8, 26200 Haro, La Rioja, Spanien
Product from Spain - contains sulphites