La Rioja Alta S.A.Gran Reserva 890, Rioja DOCa 2005, Spain
PRESS: James Suckling -98 points. "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?"
Tim Atkin - 98 points.
Producer: La Rioja Alta S.A.
Region/Appellation: Rioja Alta
Country Hierarchy: Rioja, Spain
Grape/Blend: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino
The ideal after-dinner drink. It is a wine that deserves to be savoured.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Winemaker Notes: Medium-depth cherry-red with a pale pink rim. Very intense, clean aromas, with dominating balsamic and spicy notes —vanilla, caramel, chocolate mint and spices against a fruity background of prunes and dried apricots. Well-balanced in the mouth, with an elegant acidity, good structure, round, polished tannins and an oily finish. The aftertaste is ample and very long, with notes of sweet fruit and marked licorice. A wine that represents the elegance and classicism of Rioja Gran Reservas.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic.