(From 2008 Vintage) Cherry-red colour with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.
90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano y Mazuelo The reserva wines of Marqués de Riscal are made basically from grapes coming from vines over 15 years old, of the Tempranillo variety. This is a variety that ages well in wood, producing wines with a good tannic structure, color and acidity during the ageing process. The reserva wines of Riscal spend approximately two years in American oak barrels, forming a wine which adheres to the principles of classic Rioja wines.
Wine Spectator(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 78.8/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Decanter(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Light, open, floor polish nose. Very soft, easy-drinking palate, with a rounded finish.