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  • Country ranking ?

    196
  • Producer ranking ?

    29
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

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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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Plum, Blackcurrant, Toasty, Leather and Spice

nose

Youthful, Fresh, Generous and Charming

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Toasty, Vivid and Refined

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Dark garnet red colour with almost black core. Opulten nose with balmy aroma, elegant mild spices, prunes and dried figs. On the palate opulent yet elegant, fine minerality, balmy spices, youthful character and excellent length.
  • 95p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking dark and deep. On the nose it is open, youthful, fresh, charming and generous. The taste is toasty, vivid, refined, with medium tannin ., and average in acidity and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, spice and toasty flavours. The finish is long, round, flavorful, spicy and vibrant. This wine is fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least over 4h before tasting.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 91p

Information

Origin

Elciego, Rioja

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Marques de Riscal Reserva 2005  ( Marqués de Riscal )

"Dark garnet red colour with almost black core. Opulten nose with balmy aroma, elegant mild spices, prunes and dried figs. On the palate opulent yet elegant, fine minerality, balmy spices, youthful character and excellent length. "

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