Spain, La Rioja Alta, 890, Rioja Gran Reserva 1998

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Classic, long-aged Rioja nose dominated by developed, tertiary components: black tea, fine leather, balsamic notes. Hightoned mouthfeel, with great acidity and natural concentration, a little austere. A sober, refined wine now nearing its peak. The epitome of classic.
Price £66.45-£150 Armit, Corks Out, Exel Wines, Handford Wines, Justerini & Brooks, Slurp, The Oxford Wine Co, The Wine Society
Drink 2015-2023
Alc 12.5%