Quite simply, these are some of the finest Riojas that can grace your cellar: complex, refined, classic but without compromising fruit intensity and to reiterate: wines that speak about where they come from. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
For the first time ever, famed Rioja producer La Rioja Alta S.A. have released their Gran Reserva 890 in magnum; a wine previously reserved only for the tables and cellars of the founding families.
Named after the winery’s first vintage (1890), only the best grapes from the oldest vines are selected for the Gran Reserva 890 resulting in a cuvée that reaches the very summit of what Rioja is capable of achieving. The 2004 vintage, officially rated ‘Excellent’ by the D.O.Ca. Rioja Control Board, was a year with near perfect growing conditions setting the ground for the 890 to display its hallmark elegance and structure.
The wine is only released onto the market when it is ready to drink, offering the drinker perfect ageing conditions without having to cellar it themselves. Do not hesitate to take this opportunity to purchase this wine in magnum for the first time ever.