Red Wine Barón de Chirel Reserva 2015

Reserva red wine from Rioja. Old-vines Tempranillo and other red grapes. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and 24 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 20 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Other red varietals, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Marqués de Riscal
ñ 95 94 95

Availability: In stock

Product Description

First produced in 1986, this high-end Spanish red wine is a modern La Rioja classic crafted by the Marqués de Riscal winery.

Originally, the idea behind Barón de Chirel Reserva was to craft a first-class, modern-style product from the oldest vines of the winery.

The wine is mainly produced from Tempranillo (around 70% of the blend), complemented by Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo, as it is customary in the region. The vines are 80 to over 100 years old.

Produced only in exceptional vintages, the grapes were harvested by hand and vinified in French wooden vats. Malolactic fermentation took place in fine-grained French oak barrels, after which this Reserva red wine was aged for 20 months.

Finally, the wine was aged for a minimum of two years in the bottle prior to its release.

Decant Barón de Chirel Reserva 2015 1 hour minimum before drinking.

This Rioja red wine has a remarkable ageing potential.

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The red wine Barón de Chirel Reserva has a bright, lively, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a crimson rim.


Barón de Chirel by Marqués de Riscal has a spectacular nose, full of spices, ripe fruit, wild berries. There are toasted nuances, some mineral undertones, floral hints, and remembrances of balsam, nicely intertwined and intensely expressive.


This exceptional red wine from Rioja is extremely refined and voluptuous. Moreover, it shows a rock-solid structure and impressive precision. The palate is reminiscent of mulberries and cranberries, with some vegetal notions, Moroccan leather, clove, cinnamon, dry earth, rose and violet petals and Havanna cigars. Delightfully complex, with mellow tannins and a very long finish.

Our personal opinion

Complex, elegant and well-balanced, Barón de Chirel Reserva 2015 is a celebration wine.


Barón de Chirel Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 92+.

Barón de Chirel Reserva 2008:

Parker 91. Enterwine 94.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 20
Peñin Score 95
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 70%, Otras variedades tintas 30%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
top level
This wine has the elegance of a great Bordeaux and the flesh of a great Australian wine.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
This wine is dark and deep as a black hole. It is warm and dense, and is incredibly sophisticated and refined on the palate. The flavours make my head spin, and the ending is maybe the longest I've experienced. Right now Chirel is terrific, but if I were you I would store it for some time.
Review by (Posted on 31 October 2017)
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