2001 Gran Reserva 890 Seleccion Especial

La Rioja Alta S.A., Rioja Wine Region, Spain

Tempranillo, Drinking Now 2026

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £592.08

Tasting Notes

Poised, structured and brooding with hints of raspberry fruit peeking out behind the sumptuously rich, silky and suave profile. This will certainly benefit from ageing but it is not a crime to open one today. There are already hints of secondary development and the savoury, iron-y, umami character of great Rioja is now there alongside the rich, delicious fruit. This is very special, one of the best 890s we can remember. A momentous wine.

Reviews & Scores

It shows (even) younger and more concentrated than the 2004 904, a darker shade of red and a somehow backward and reticent nose (relatively speaking) of forest floor, cold bonfire, antique shop, truffles, game, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. The fruit is also a little darker and the palate more austere, but still showing vibrant and supple, with clean flavors and a great finish. This is my favorite modern time 890. Bravo! Drink 2016-2026.
Score: 95 points
Luis Gutierrez for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Rioja Wine Region, Spain

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