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    633
  • Producer ranking ?

    140
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    Now

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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

Light, Brick red and Bright

ending

Short, Gentle and Harsh

flavors

Coffee and Toasty

nose

Open and Complex

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Tired, Light, One-dimensional, Silky, Fragrant, Dry and Drying tannins

Verdict

Wine for food

Written Notes

Hazy, medium-deep brown-hued colour. Fragrant, aged but still fruity nose with leather, liquorice and red berries. Faded fruitiness on the palate already. Hollow and watery. Soft tannins and velvety mouth-feel.
  • 80p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is brick red, and looking bright and light. On the nose it is open and complex. The taste is silky, fragrant, and dry, with medium tannin ., with drying tannins, and average in acidity, light, tired and the palate is one-dimensional. On the palate it is layered and has toasty and coffee flavours. The finish is short, gentle and a bit too harsh .. This wine is wine for food. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years and decant at least 15min before tasting.
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  • 82p
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Origin

Elciego, Rioja

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Baron de Chirel Reserva

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