(2009 Vintage) The fermentation is conducted at a controlled temperature of 26 ° C with a maceration not exceeding 12 days. Riscal's reserves remain about two years in American oak barrels, forming a wine that fits within the canons of La Rioja, cool, fine, elegant and with great aging potential classicism. Before leaving the market it has a minimum period in bottle a year
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 & Spirits(2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/07
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 78.8/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
Decanter(1995 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Light, open, floor polish nose. Very soft, easy-drinking palate, with a rounded finish.