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Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva


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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production900,000 - 1,100,000 bottles

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry red
Fragrant / Black fruit / Floral notes / Toasty notes
Tobacco / Pepper / Orange peel / Harmonious

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Stews and soups
Red meat
Sausages and ham

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

Ratings and awards

201793 PK93 PN95 SK
201693-94 PK93 PN
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

41 reviews

Wine making

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period16 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodAmerican oak


Finca Ygay

Surface area300 hectares

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, 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...