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La Rioja Alta "Gran Reserva 890" 2005
- Great Domaines
- Tim Atkin
- The Wine Advocate
all ratings out of 100 points.
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“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. It was bottled in March 2012.” - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95% Tempranillo, 2% Mazuelo, 3% Labastida and Villalba and Graciano
2019 - 2035
6 years in barrel with 10 traditional rackings
Vineyards & vinification:
After gentle destemming and crushing, the wines underwent an unhurried fermentation. Subsequently, the best batches were put in barrels, where they were aged for 6 years with 10 traditional rackings.