One of the greatest ever? 2005 Gran Reserva 890 NEW RELEASE

One of the greatest ever? 2005 Gran Reserva 890 NEW RELEASE


Rioja Alta is one of Spain's greatest wine producers, and the 890 is their best wine. So, when we have a release of the 890 labelled "Selección Especial"- the third time in the winery's history that a bottling has been granted such a title, you can begin to imagine the sheer quality of this wine. 

By way of background, the 890 is only ever made in the best vintages, when the growing conditions are ideal and the vines produce grapes of perfect concentration. This usually only ever happens a few times a decade. It is then only released once it is considered ready to drink.

At 13 years old this wine has only just reached its drinking window, but of course has many, many decades still ahead of it - after all, it is known as one of Spain's greatest and most age-worthy wines. This vintage certainly lives up to this reputation.

We are incredibly lucky to have been given an allocation of this wine, considering that only 4750 cases were made! All orders taken on a first-come, first-served basis and immediate payment will be required.

To be shipped to the UK spring 2018.

2005 Rioja Alta 890 
£465 per 6x75cl case in bond

“The aromas to this are stunning with dried strawberry, stone and fresh mushroom. Full body and very tight with incredible depth and structure. It goes on for minutes. One of the greatest ever? The new 1964?” 98 points, James Suckling
“La Rioja Alta, SA has once again placed its 890 Gran Reserva at the top for the second consecutive year with another great vintage, 2005. Fineness, complex tertiary nuances, acidity and elegance are part of its credentials, a stately, serious wine that is already part of the living history of Rioja wine…” 98 points, Penin Guide
“Made with grapes from some of the winery’s oldest parcels in Brinas, Labastida and Villaba this really is one of the best 890s ever. Blending Tempranillo with 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, it combines the grace and elegance of a great Musigny with the sweetness, focus and balance of a classic Rioja. Scented, complex and very long. 2017-30” 98 points, Tim Atkin

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Kind regards,

Genesis Wines