21 Bottles of a Legendary 1959 Rioja‏

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21 Beautiful Bottles of a Legendary 1959 Rioja (56 years old!)


Founded in 1890 La Rioja Alta is one of the most traditional wineries remaining in Spain.


The company is one of the guardians of traditional Rioja using age-old techniques combined with modern know-how. The label has remained consistent since 1916.


The name Gran Reserva 890 pays tribute to the year of foundation (1)890. 890 is the top wine of the house and is only produced in exceptional vintages. It can age in wood for up to 8 years and then spend another 6 years in bottle before release. The wine is mostly Tempranillo with a splash of other varieties when suited.


1959 is one of the greatest vintages for Gran Reserva 890. It is a textbook traditional Rioja.


We have 21 bottles of the great 1959 purchased directly from Barcelona. They are in exceptional condition (see the photo above) and will be shipped in our next refrigerated container.


Rioja Alta 890 Label

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 1959
John Gilman "View from the Cellar":
The 1959 "890" from La Rioja Alta is a beautiful example of the vintage that has clearly been at its peak for decades, but shows no signs of imminent decline. The beautiful and still very vibrant nose offers up scents of backed raspberries, singed tobacco, orange rind, coffee, cinnamon and an exotic topnote of saffron. On the palate the wine is medium-full, long and very pure, with a sweet core of red fruit, beautiful soil tones, melting tannins and superb length and grip on the velvety and wonderfully complex finish. This is just a classic example of old La Rioja Alta, which will continue to dazzle for at least another decade and a half. 2009-2025+. 
93+ Points
John Kapon:
Spain established some early dominance thanks to a 1959 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 890. There was coffee again, along with milkshake, stalk, bean and beanstalk. Vanilla was there with some good wood. The palate was quite rich, actually the richest of them all so far, and its coffee, chocolate and earth flavors were lush, leathery and powerful. There was a touch of Mediterranean herbal complexity to this impressive wine. 95 Points


A rare opportunity to buy and taste a legendary aged wine from a classic and highly regarded maker. If you love old wines or are simply looking for a very special bottle to enjoy this wine is a not-to-be-missed proposition.


Normal Price $399.00 per bottle

Pre Arrival Price $339.00


Click here to view and order the wine on our website. Orders may also be placed by email to asaf.gordon@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone. 


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