Red

1998 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine:

    February 3, 2017 - Never disappoints these 890s, always consistently good, delicious wine!

  • WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 12, 2017 - Medium garnet. Seductive high toned aromas: assorted ripe red fruits with dried prune and raisin, smoky, sweet vanilla, earthy, animal, leather, pepper. Full body, high acidity, it carries substantial depth of flavours of tar, prune, concentrated red fruits paste, leather, sweet spices. It is quite big, and young. Although only fairly long.

  • Sir-Harrie wrote: (94 points)

    December 29, 2016 - Ein sehr weicher filigraner Rotwein. Schöne rote Farbe im Glas, welch eine gewisse Reife andeutet. Trotzdem eine Stunde dekantiert. Auf der Zunge sehr fein, samtig, weich mit angenehmen Noten nach Beeren, etwas Röstaromen und zarte Vanille. Wunderbar gross.

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  • jcorona1979 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 25, 2016 - This bottle might have been slightly flawed, slight undertones of cork. Behind all of that was a very elegant wine, beautiful garnet color, aromas of leather and dried fruits. On the palate it lacked a little bit of roundness, fell apart a little on the mid palate. Still disappointed with the cork!!

  • cephomer wrote: (89 points)

    December 6, 2016 - Premium Wine Night - Fall 2016: Westchester Wine School (Bar Lees, Mamaroneck, NY): Drank at WWS tasting. Oak on the nose but not particularly noticeable on the palate. Slightly brownish in glass. Black fruit, tar, tobacco, leather and earthiness. A rustic old rioja. I notice molasses too. Good length. Interesting wine but not my style tonite

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Rioja Alta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva 890
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 081241171056, 8413529731003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 560 (81%)
  • Consumed 121 (17%)

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