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 44

  • Harley1199 wrote:

    June 1, 2017 - A Civilised, Tolerable Thursday? (Restaurante Cuenllas - Madrid): At first very reserved as corresponds to a very good yet austere vintage. The people who split everything into cold and hot vintages will have no fucking idea what I'm talking about. Aqueous fences for a still very dark colour. Aromas of fresh meat, violets, cherries and pastry at six in the morning. In the mouth seriousness gives way to an explosion of strong and very marked flavors. Male Rioja all the way. Without comparing it with last Vieux Chateau Certan, another great bottle of 1998. I have not found any disappointing.

    Al principio muy reservada como corresponde a una muy buena añada austera. La gente que divide todo entré añadas frías y calientes no tendrá ni puta idea de lo que estoy hablando. Cercos acuosos para un color todavía muy oscuro. Aromas a carne fresca, a violetas, a cerezas y pastelería de las seis de la mañana. En boca la seriedad deja paso a una explosión de sabores recios y muy marcados. Rioja masculino de todas todas. Sin querer compararla con la de Vieux Chateau Certan, otra botella 1998 muy grande. No he encontrado ni una sola decepcionante.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • psmith wrote:

    May 11, 2017 - Rioja Night (Chicago, IL): A different animal from almost every other wine in today's lineup. Really dark fruit, with a forward, spicy profile overlaying classic LRA dill. Very young, but the density balances things out and makes it a better choice than some for the near-term.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: (95 points)

    May 11, 2017 - Rioja dinner at Phil's (Chicago, IL): The nose on this has a bit of fresh herbs (I actually picked up a touch of rosemary -- the porchetta had been long put away at that point), as well as some floral tones, that balance out the classic sweet black fruit profile here. Definitely a fair bit of American oak here, this is a very broad Rioja that impresses by its stature more than anything at this point. This certainly needs much more time to come into its own, but I have to admit that the scale of this wowed me.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 20 (3%)
  • In Cellars 615 (80%)
  • Consumed 132 (17%)

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