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Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva

2016
Rioja (Spain)
93-94
PARKER

Marqués de Murrieta is an excellent, harmonious wine that has a fragrant, feminine nose, of nicely r...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

19.60

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Marqués de Murrieta is an excellent, harmonious wine that has a fragrant, feminine nose, of nicely refined fruit with floral notes and subtle oak, and a very juicy, rich palate. It constantly exemplifies Rioja's finest quality and is the wine which best defines this historic winery's style: elegance, balance and uniformity.

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. Made using the classic Rioja blend, primarily based on Tempranillo (93%), Murrieta Reserva includes a small but significant percentage of Mazuelo (4%) which very pleasantly highlights the overall freshness. 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.

NOTE: We recommend decanting half an hour before serving.

Food pairing

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

Vineyard

  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Vinification material:Stainless steel
  • Ageing period:16 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:American oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewCherry red
  • Bouquet:Toasty notes / Black fruit / Ripe red fruit / Spices / Balsamic aromas
  • Mouth:Balanced / Flavoursome / Long / Fine tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.4/5
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by: Craig Lyon (17 Nov) - Vintage 2015

Traditional Rioja

Very smooth with vanilla notes. Very easy drinking and certainly great value!

by: Don Leo (18 Aug) - Vintage 2015

Great wine

Great wine, could lay for a bit but great now. Recommend

by: David (21 Jul) - Vintage 2015

Murrieta Reserva

Excellent wine for the price, fantastic nose and palate, full bodied and robust.

by: Werner (19 Jul) - Vintage 2015

Mooie wijn

Hoort bij de betere wijnen. Volle wijn met diepgang. Deze wijn staat, mooi gemaakt en op dronk.

by: Chris (29/11/2019) - Vintage 2015

Delicious Rioja

Great to have the taste of Spain delivered promptly to my home in Yorkshire, England. This brought back lovely memories of a recent trip to Cordoba, with fragrant aromas and complex flavours.

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, 165 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 maintain the b...