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Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2017

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva

2017
An absolute classic, an essential reference wine
93
PARKER
93
PEÑÍN
95
SUCKLING

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production900,000 - 1,100,000 bottles

The wine

Few wines express the wonders of Rioja for such a great price as Reserva de Murrieta. A wine embodying not only the traditions and past of Rioja, but the present and future too. Even fewer wines balance the characteristics and qualities of altitude, soils and grape varieties as precisely as this one does year after year. Not many wines are capable of offering this quality either in a production of around a million bottles a year. The exceptional Finca Ygay estate is one of the main reasons why Marqués de Murrieta is considered to be one of the best wines in Rioja. A reference wine which can be summed up in three words: elegance, balance and regularity. Undoubtedly, one of the greats.

What does this wine taste like?

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva is an excellent and harmonious wine with a fragrant and feminine nose. Refined fruit combines perfectly with floral notes and hints of oak, all carefully balanced by expert winemakers. Juicy and rich in the mouth with elegant spices and a lightly toasted taste. Tannins are barely noticeable thanks to their perfect integration, while a wonderful acidity is reminiscent of traditional Riojas. The more classic aromas of tobacco and pepper blend in with hints of oranges and plums. An elegant result offering a splendid example of just why the winery deserves its prestigious reputation. 

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Cherry red
Bouquet
Fragrant / Black fruit / Floral notes / Toasty notes
Mouth
Tobacco / Pepper / Orange peel / Harmonious

Drinking and storing

We recommend decanting half an hour before serving.

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
carnes-rojas
Red meat
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
pescados
Fish
caza
Game

Roasts / Serrano ham / Semi-cured cheeses / Oven-baked fish / Cod / Game stews

Ratings and awards

201793 PK93 PN95 SK
201693-94 PK93 PN94 SK
201593 PK91 PN93 SK
201493 PK91 PN
201392 PK90 PN
201292 PK92 PN95 SK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

I also tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Rioja Reserva, which should be bottled in a couple of months, before the summer. What I tasted was the final blend, and it represents the year—2016 was a cooler year, and the wine also goes in that direction. 2016 saw a large crop, and the grapes for this cuvée were harvested at the end of September, going toward more finesse and subtleness, combined with the natural power. There was a change in the winery in 2016 that was finalized in 2018 with the new winery. The wine is textured and fine, and it's more elegant than the 2015 I tasted next to it. The detail and texture on the palate is different, and the quality of the tannins is completely different. This should be released in early 2020. There will be almost 1.1 million bottles of this, which is remarkable, as they have managed to increase quality and quantity.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/06/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 93-94 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.4/5
53 reviews
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Winemaking

It's a wine which embodies the bodega's past and present, and unites tradition and modernity: American oak for those long months of ageing, 8 of which are spent in new barrels.

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period20 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodAmerican oak

Vineyards

Finca Ygay

As the house produces more of this wine than any other, the Murrieta Reserva constitutes a great challenge for the winemaker, since much skill and accuracy is required year after year in managing to combine the different altitudes, soils and grapes of the exceptional Ygay estate. 

ClimateContinental
Surface area300.00 hectares
Altitude400.00 meters

The winery

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most historic Spanish wineries. Its origins date back to 1852 when Luciano de Murrieta started trading his wines in the New World. Today, 170 years later, the impressive Ygay estate seems untouched by the passage of time, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Nowadays, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, the present Count of Creixell, manages the winery with his sister Cristina and a skilled young team which understands how to...

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