Region: Rioja, Spain
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 2010
95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Mazuelo
One of the best vintages of the 21st century.
It stands out for its medium garnet red colour, with an incipient iodine tinge on the rim of the glass.
The nose reveals the characteristic notes of Rioja classicism: cherry jam, black plum compote, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, vanilla, pepper and chocolate powder. The refinement of its tannins and its gentle freshness lend this wine an elegant and pleasant mouthfeel. Classic Rioja bouquet, broad, complex, round and with an elegant finish. This Gran Reserva 890 has a long life ahead of it.
This is the first Gran Reserva 890 vintage made after the legendary 2005.
Mild dishes with light sauces. Meat stews with aromatic herbs. Desserts with chocolate. Perfect as an after-dinner drink.
99/100 Penin – “Best Rioja Wine 2022/2023”
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98/100 Tim Atkin MW