2010 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Rioja


One of the Greatest Riojas: Four 100-Point Perfect Scores

Gran Reserva 890 is named, rather confusingly, after the date of the creation of La Rioja Alta (1890). It is the non-plus-ultra of the family, a wine that slumbers patiently for six years in oak, then is allowed to rest in bottle for a few more years before its released.

This vintage is among the finest of the 21st century - with ideal weather conditions and low yields. The grapes ripened slowly and evenly thanks to sunny mornings and cool nights, resulting in small, loose clusters with delicate berries. With its unmistakable Atlantic influence, this vintage has produced exceptional wines possessing both freshness and complexity, perfect for extended ageing.

It has earned the official rating of Excellent.

100 Points: Penin, Guia ABC, Sobremesa & Vivir el Vino
99 Points: James Suckling
97 Points: Robert Parker

Tasting Note: Its elegant and sophisticated character is highlighted by a medium garnet red colour and a touch of iodine on the rim of the glass. On the nose, it exudes the classic aromas of Rioja: cherry jam, black plum compote, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and chocolate powder. With refined tannins and a delicate freshness, this wine offers an elegant and delightful taste. Its bouquet is classic Rioja, broad, complex, and balanced with a refined finish, ensuring a long aging potential for this Gran Reserva 890.

Origin: Rioja, Spain

Alcohol: 13.5%

Blend: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo

Goes well with

Recommended with main courses with light sauces, meat stews with herbs and desserts with chocolate. It is ideal as an after-dinner drink.

Scores and Awards

100 Points: Penin, Guia ABC, Sobremesa, Vivir el Vino
99 Points: James Suckling
97 Points: Robert Parker


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