Red Wine Dalmau Reserva 2013

Single estate wine from La Rioja. Tempranillo, Cab. Sauvignon & Graciano aged for 19 months in Allier French oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano, Tempranillo,
P 94 ñ 94 95 94

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This is the new vintage of this high-end Spanish red wine. Produced by the Marqués de Murrieta winery, Dalmau Reserva is the winery's take on what has been called the "modern style" of winemaking.

The 2013 vintage is crafted from a blend of 71% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Graciano.

The grapes come from "Pago Canajas", an over-100-year-old estate that surrounds the Finca Ygay winery in the traditional Château style.

In order to ensure superior quality, grape production was rigorously limited. Thus, yields were under 1 kilogram per plant

Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the grapes of this reserve red wine were separately fermented for a period of 11 days.

The Tempranillo grapes were fermeted in stainless steel tanks, while the Cab. Sauvignon and the Graciano completed the process in little oak vats.

Then this wine from Rioja was aged for 19 months in new, Allier French oak barrels. After that, the wine was bottled unfiltered in October 2016.

Finally, Dalmau Reserva 2013 was aged for another 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.

Decant this red wine from La Rioja a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Drink now until 2030. 20,814 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The wine Dalmau Reserva has a dark, high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

 

Nose

Deep and complex, this estate red wine begins by showing extremely pure notes of ripe black fruit, a dreamy bouquet of Eastern spices, resounding notes of dry earth, and some mineral remembrances combined with touches of flowers and some creamy and balsamic aromas.

 

Palate

Elegance embodied, this wine by Marqués de Murrieta has lots of room for growth. Still a little tight and compressed, but already announcing its future greatness. Bold and velvety, showing impressive focus and absolute control. First-class black fruit, a dash of amarena cherries, notes of bitter chocolate, pipe tobacco, fine leather and undergrowth. Dalmau from La Rioja has an exceptional acidity, bold tannins and never-ending, very complex finish.

 

Our personal opinion

A majestic wine, Dalmau Reserva 2013 will improve in the bottle for many years.

OTHER VINTAGES

Dalmau Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 95. Parker 93. Guía Gourmets 2017: 99/100.

Dalmau Reserva 2011:

Parker 94, Peñín 96.

Dalmau Reserva 2010:

Not released.

Dalmau Reserva 2009:

Peñín 95, Parker 94, Proensa Guide 98.

Year 2013
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 from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 94
Other guides Guía Gourmets 2017: 99/100 points.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 71%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Graciano 14%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Duck, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
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