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Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016

Marqués de Riscal Reserva

2016

The Reserva from Riscal is a genuine classic among classics. The grapes used in its making come...

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£18.71

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Reserva
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2016

Review

The Reserva from Riscal is a genuine classic among classics.

The grapes used in its making come primarily from Tempranillo variety vines, planted before 1970 on calcareous-clay soils in the Rioja Alavesa. The small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano add freshness and a little more colour to the blend.

The wine ferments at a controlled temperature and then rests for two years in American oak barrels, and for about another year in bottle. After this long repose, it appears in our glasses a lovely cherry colour with garnet hues on the rim, without yet showing too many signs of evolution. On the nose it exudes aromas of spices and leather as well as fruit (black plum skin), cocoa and toasty oak nuances. Fine and elegant on the palate, it has delicate tannins, a silky mouthfeel and just the right acidity. Its finish is long, balsamic and moderately bitter.

Food pairing

Grilled wild mushrooms / Roast lamb / Game birds

Vineyard

  • Vine age:40 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay
  • Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Vinification material:Stainless steel
  • Ageing period:24 months
  • Type of wood:American oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewCherry red / Garnet rim
  • Bouquet:Spices / Leather / Fruit aromas / Cocoa / Toasty notes
  • Mouth:Fine / Elegant / Fine tannins / Silky / Well-integrated acidity / Balsamic notes / Long finish

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Mike Farrey (25/06/2018) - Vintage 2013

Simply - fabtastic

If you have ever visited the vineyard, and/or Hotel - you will know what luxury pervades this area of Rioja. This wine has no issue matching the same standard at the vineyard tour - its a great wine from a superb vineyard. I would also recommend the Riscal Verdejo also, another of my favourites.

by: Derick Wilson (19/07/2019) - Vintage 2014

My go to wine

Been drinking this wine for many years, great fan of the vineyards and a visit is well recommended. My daughters favourite wine of all time

by: Maurice (01/04/2017) - Vintage 2011

Love it!!

Marques de Riscal is a great wine, really love it and its at a fantastic price!! We will definitely be ordering more very soon!!

by: Juhani (06/10/2017) - Vintage 2013

Stylish full bodied wine

Good multipurpose Rioja wine with soft tannins. Solid quality year after year and one of my favourites with hard cheese.

by: Neil (20/06/2018) - Vintage 2013

Fabulous wine

I have always liked Marques de Riscal wines.i have followed them for over 30 years ! The 2013 reserva is fabulous.

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