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2005 - Gran Reserva 890, Seleccion Especial La Rioja Alta

Spain, Red

Buy 1 Case for £540.00 In Bond
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Wine Details
Vintage:
2005
Type:
Red
Size:
6x75cl
Condition:
OWC
Appellation:
Rioja
Region:
Spain
Score:
95 pts WA
Wine Advocate

I tasted the 2005 Gran Reserva 890 again, and I liked it better this time than in my previous review, even if I normally like the Gran Reserva 904 better than this bottling, as I find it better balanced. I tend to feel less energy in this wine, as it spends a very long time in barrel, six years in this case. 2005 was an excellent vintage, and they implemented some improvements in the harvest, introducing 350-kilo boxes and refrigerated transport to the winery, which they think provides better grapes and potentially better quality of the wines. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins have mostly melted, and it has lively acidity that lift the wine up. This is a very classical and polished Rioja. 57,000 bottles produced. Luis Guitierrez