2005 Gran Reserva 890 'Seleccion Especial'

Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890
 
We are delighted to offer the new release of La Rioja Alta's flagship wine, the 2005 Gran Reserva 890 "Seleccion Especial".
 
The 890 cuvee is the estate's top offering, made from the best grapes from the finest plots and only produced in exceptional vintages. Considered this auspicious Rioja estate's flagship wine, only three vintages on average are released every decade and the 2005 has been much anticipated, a superb vintage which is already predicted to rival 1964, its official vintage classification is "excelente" so they have chosen to label it "Seleccion Especial" for only the third time in their history as they are convinced it is one of their greatest ever wines.
 
A blend of 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, this wine was matured for six years in barrel before being bottled in 2012 then aged in the estate's cellars since and released now that they consider it at the start of its drinking window.
 
"We are delighted with the 890 2005 and truly believe this to be one of the best wines that we have ever produced"
Julio Saenz, Winemaker
 
We were hugely impressed when we tasted it in the office - an intoxicatingly beautiful nose of wild strawberries; wonderfully silky smooth in the palate, lots of berries & cherries, vanilla and spice. Lovely acidity & structure, wonderfully creamy and lush, very well integrated. In short, highly recommended!   The 2005 Gran Reserva 904 was a huge success when offered last year and sold out quickly; we expect this 890 to be highly sought after. 
 
Availability is limited so please register your order as soon as possible!

"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? Available January 2018."
98pts James Suckling

"I have admired their wines for many years, Rioja that speaks so eloquently and with such clarity of their place ... 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 on La Rioja Alta
 

Wines offered excluding duty and VAT.  For enquiries please email the team or order below. Offer subject to final confirmation. E&OE.
Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2005 Rioja Gran Reserva 890, Rioja Alta Bottles - - £1,020 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 94 - - - -