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  • Country ranking ?

    218
  • Producer ranking ?

    33
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    enjoy without food

The Story

Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are basically made from grapes from tempranillo vines planted before de 70’s, 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 barrels, 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; time enough to show how much complexity tempranillo is able to achieve.

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Vintage 1915

The 7th of May the British transatlantic “Lusitania” is sought by the German Submarine U-20 close to the southeast coast of Ireland, which accelerated the end of the American neutrality in the European conflict. The 9th of December was born the French singer Edith Piaf.

The quality of the vintage was excellent, although they registered some mildew attacks.The maturation grade was variable in different zones of Rioja, with a difference of 1.6Љ between the average and 12.6Љ reached in the Alavesa. The acidity is high.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Brownish and Dark

ending

Long, Vibrant and Too tannic

flavors

Toasty, Mineral, Floral and Perfumed

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Concentrated, Mature, Medium-bodied, Focused, Elegant, Dry and Drying tannins

Written Notes

Deep brown colour. Curious sweet, raisiny and plummy nose, spirity warmth. Soft and rich, round, mouth-filling palate. Stylish and balanced with good freshness. Long, still fruity finish.
  • 91p
Dark garnet red with brick red hue. Opulent nose with aroma reminiscent of fine leather, cigar-box, prunes and hints of elder berries, vanilla and gingerbread spices in the background. On the palate distinct acidity, medium weigh and length. This wine is more convincing in the nose than on the palate.
  • 90p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is brownish, and looking dark and deep. The taste is focused, elegant, and dry, with high tannin ., with drying tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with concentrated structure and mature. On the palate it is layered and has floral, perfumed, mineral and toasty flavours. The finish is long, vibrant and a bit too too tannic .. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years.
  • 89p

Information

Origin

Elciego, Rioja

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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