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Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are predominantly made from grapes from Tempranillo vines over 15 years of age, grown in the best clay-limestone soils of the Rioja Alavesa. This variety withstands oak- and bottle ageing well thanks to its good balance of acidity and fine tannin. The Graciano and Mazuelo varieties, whose presence in the blend does not exceed 10%, provide crispness and a lively colour. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26ºC and the maceration time is never more than 12 days. Riscal Reservas spend around two years in American-oak casks, producing a wine which corresponds to the classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and very suitable for laying down for many years. Before release for sale it spends a minimum of one year rounding off in the bottle.

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    Superb Rio for special occasions! Balance and full of character.

    12 days
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    deep marzipan. .berries. Birthday wine

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • 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.