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Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 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

Winemaker's Notes

(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.

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    3/8/2013 Cherry red color with a good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity with notes of ripe dark berries and lightly toasted nuts. Good structure and round elegant tannins with a hint of oak on the finish. Pairs well with ham, mild cheeses poultry, red meats and roasts.

    over 3 years
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    Loved this. Had in Ireland at castle durrow. Picked by Danny (fintan's buddy)

    about 2 years
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    Mild, round, burgundy. Hints of leather, butter and cherry. Grassy finish.

    9 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/07
  • 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.