Wines in the Rioja Reserva category are released onto the market in their fourth year. These traditional wines have aged in oak barrels and bottle for a minimum of 36 months in total, or 24 months in the case of whites and rosés. You can find a very good selection of Rioja Reservas at the best price in our online shop.
Viña Tondonia Reserva 2010
Coto de Imaz Reserva 2018
Viña Ardanza Reserva 2016
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2018
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2018
Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2018
Murua Reserva 2015
Viña Pomal Reserva Centenario 2015
Hacienda López de Haro Reserva 2016 (Magnum)
£31.60/ 1.5 L btl
Luis Cañas Reserva 2016
Remírez de Ganuza Reserva 2014
Viña Real Reserva 2016
Beronia Reserva 2017
200 Monges Reserva 2012
Ramón Bilbao Reserva 2016
Barón de Ley Reserva 2018
Remelluri Reserva 2015
Lan Reserva 2016
Cerro Añón Reserva 2018
Mayor de Ondarre Reserva Especial 2017
Altanza Reserva 2017
Viña Bosconia Reserva 2011
Azabache Reserva 2018
Cune Reserva 2018
Luis Cañas Selección de la Familia 2017
Finca Martelo Reserva 2016
Barón de Ley Finca Monasterio 2019
Viña Lanciano Reserva 2016
Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2015
Finca Valpiedra Reserva 2015
Izadi Selección 2018
Castillo de Sajazarra Reserva 2017
Marqués de Cáceres Reserva 2017
Glorioso Reserva 2017
Lan Culmen Reserva 2017
Cune Imperial Reserva 2018
What are the best Rioja Reserva red wines?
If there is one wine that can be considered the archetype of Rioja Reserva, that would be Viña Tondonia Reserva, a sensational wine in every sense of the word. Next to it, two other great classics are Vina Ardanza and Marques de Murrieta Reserva. Three wines that shouldn't be tasted once in a lifetime but chosen frequently with no hesitation.
Other not so well-known Rioja Reservas but equally outstanding are Honorable de Gomez Cruzado, Valenciso and Gran Vino from Finca la Emperatriz, three Reservas that satisfy both classic palates and lovers of more modern wines. Not forgetting Selección Especial from Muga, a Reserva with its own personality: the Muga style.
In a much more affordable price range, the list could be long and could be headed by Viña Real Reserva or Izadi Selección, followed by Cerro Anon Reserva and Baron de Ley Reserva.
How long can a Rioja Reserva be kept?
These wines have been conceived for ageing. A good Rioja Reserva, both red and white, can be kept for about 8-10 years from its release to the market. Those of a more humble range will endure a little less, but still for 5-6 years without any problem.