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2001 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: La Rioja Alta   details
Appellation: Rioja - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo - Graciano - Mazuelo
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$150.00
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rated (1998 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 24, 2014 , from a member
94 points "The 1998 Gran Reserva 890 is more or less the same blend and vinification as the 1995 with just a little more alcohol (13%). It has impressive intensity on the nose with lifted dark cherry and briary notes. It has very fine delineation with aromas of licorice and orange rind. The palate is very well-balanced with fine tannins, crisp acidity and lively fresh citrus fresh fruit: small red cherries intermingling with orange zest, marmalade and cassis. It will need several years before it reaches its drinking plateau, but patently has great potential. Drink 2015-2025+ " Best 2015-2025
rated (1995 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 16, 2014 , Robert Ellis
"Named, rather confusingly, after the date of the creation of La Rioja Alta (1890) Gran Reserva 890 is the non plus ultra of the family, a wine that slumbers patiently for 6 years in oak, and then is allowed to rest in bottle and then, finally, is released to the suspecting market-place. Guillermo de Aranzabul, at the head of La Rioja Alta, maintains that of those two splendid vintages, 1994 was perhaps the better for Reserva wines, but 1995 for the Gran Reservas. The 1995 is now coming to life, the oak just starting to loosen its grip, the tobacco / dried fruit complexity starting to entwine the sweet ripe fruit into an Edenic alliance of excellence."
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