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1998 La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva "890" Rioja

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The 1998 Gran Reserva 890 is more or less the same blend and vinification as the 1995 with just a little more alcohol (13%). It has impressive intensity on the nose with lifted dark cherry and briary notes. It has very fine delineation with aromas of licorice and orange rind. The palate is very well-balanced with fine tannins, crisp acidity and lively fresh citrus fresh fruit: small red cherries intermingling with orange zest, marmalade and cassis. It will need several years before it reaches its drinking plateau, but patently has great potential. Drink 2015-2025+ Finally, I was poured two mature vintages from their scant reserves.
N.M. for Robert Parker 94

Item: wine-479701
Year: 1998
Producer: La Rioja Alta
Designation: Gran Reserva "890"
Varietal: Tempranillo
Region: Rioja, Spain
Size: 750ml
Wine Advocate: 94



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