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  • Country ranking ?

    80
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Skirt Steak and Peaches

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 1929

Grape composition: Tempranillo 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo 10%

Excellent vintage in RiojaThe wine remaining in our cellar from that vintage is in perfect condition and still has long ageing potential – certainly 10 to 15 years. Nevertheless, you must take into account the fact that the bottles we keep in our cellars are in an ideal situation, wich is no doubt different from the conditions in which the bottle acquired by Mr. Dillon has been preserved. Variations in temperatura and humidity, journeys and movement, etc. cut back the ageing potential to a great extent.

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Marqués de Riscal 1929 99 points / Dark garnet red colour with brick red hue. Very sublime, complex and persistent aroma reminiscent of dried apricots and prunes, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, balmy spices, Garam Massala and discreet hints of vanilla. On the palate elegant and rich with excellent balance and length, complex flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, fine acidity. A wine with perfect maturity and astonishing freshness.
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Origin

Elciego, Rioja

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Marques de Riscal Reserva 1929  ( Marqués de Riscal )

"Marqués de Riscal 1929 99 points / Dark garnet red colour with brick red hue. Very sublime, complex and persistent aroma reminiscent of dried apricots and prunes, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, balmy spices, Garam Massala and discreet hints of vanilla. On the palate elegant and rich with excellent balance and length, complex flavour repeating the aroma of the nose, fine acidity. A wine with perfect maturity and astonishing freshness. "

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