World-class Riojas – La Rioja Alta, 890 Selección 98 Especial Gran Reserva

La Rioja Alta, 890 Selección 98 Especial Gran Reserva 2005

RRP £106.67

Made with grapes from some of the winery’s oldest parcels in Briñas, Labastida and Villalba, this really is one of the best-ever 890s, produced in an exceptional vintage both for Rioja and la Rioja Alta. 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 grown on limestone soils. Scented, complex and very long, it’s unashamedly traditional and all the better for that. Drinkable now but will reward patience.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Tempranillo (95%), Graciano (3%), Mazuelo (2%)

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2021 - 2035

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Tim Atkin MW

UK Stockist

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