La Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005


The 2005 vintage in Rioja has been officially rated as excellent. The winemakers at La Rioja Alta believed so at the time of harvest and created the 890 Gran Reserva 2005, their most special wine. Having been voted the 4th best wine in the world in 2019 it would be hard to argue. Full-bodied with intoxicating aromas of a truly classic Rioja this is a wine to savour for the best occasions.

  • €145.00
La Rioja Alta 890 Gran Reserva 2005

The 2005 vintage in Rioja has been officially rated as excellent. The winemakers at La Rioja Alta believed so at the time of harvest and created the 890 Gran Reserva 2005, their most special wine. Having been voted the 4th best wine in the world in 2019 it would be hard to argue. Full-bodied with intoxicating aromas of a truly classic Rioja this is a wine to savour for the best occasions.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Intense and complex on the nose with aromas of leather, sweet spice, tobacco, dark chocolate, and red and black fruits.
Palate The palate is mature and elegant with superb balance. The bright acidity and silky-smooth tannins give structure to this classic Rioja. The finish is rounded and complex, waves of evolving flavour persist long after the wine has been drunk.
Fact Sheet
Grape Variety 95% Tempranillo, 2% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano
Maturation The wine was matured in oak casks for 6 years and a final selection was made of only 199 barrels, it was then bottled in 2012.
Region/AOC Rioja
Vintage 2005
Producer La Rioja Alta
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Awards and/or Press Quotes Wine Spectator 4th wine in the world 2019. Penin - 99/100 Tim Atkin - 99/100

Tags: Wine, Gran Reserva, Red wine, Rioja, Tempranillo, Spain, La Rioja Alta, Rioja Alta