(From 2006 Vintage) COLOR: Well covered cherry colored wine with a garnet trim. NOSE: Complex aromas in which the balsamic notes stand out along with a touch of ripe fruit and spices and a hint of chocolate. FLAVOUR: It has a fresh and light attack, with soft and round tannins. Lingering finish with some hints of toasted oak. Tasty, with hints of spicy and a soft bitterness. It has a pleasant mid palate that turns it into an easy drinking, fresh and elegant wine.
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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.