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Red Wine Dalmau Reserva 2017

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Cab. Sauvignon & Graciano aged for 23 months in Allier oak barrels and for 12 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 23 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 93/93+ 95 94

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €78.50

Special Price €74.55

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Produced by the Marqués de Murrieta winery, Dalmau Reserva is the winery's take on what has been called "Rioja's modern style."

The composition of the 2017 vintage of this Spanish red wine is 80% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Graciano.

The grapes of this Vino de Pago come from "Pago Canajas", a 9-hectare centenary vineyard which surrounds the Finca Ygay winery in the traditional Château style.

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

Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the grapes were separately fermented in oak vats for a period of 11 days. After that, this Reserva red wine from La Rioja was aged for 23 months in new Allier oak barrels. The wine was bottled unfiltered in February 2021.

Finally, Dalmau Reserva 2017 was aged for another 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.

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

19,758 bottles produced.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Appearance

The wine Dalmau Reserva is deep cherry with a garnet rim.

Nose

Deep and complex, this blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano suggests pristine 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

This wine from Bodega Marqués de Murrieta is still a bit tight, but it already announces its future greatness. Bold and velvety, showing impressive focus and remarkable nuance. Superb black fruit, a dash of amarena cherries, and flavours of bitter chocolate, pipe tobacco, fine leather and undergrowth. Exceptional acidity, bold tannins and a long, very complex finish.

Our personal opinion

A wine which goes from strength to strength, Dalmau Reserva 2017 is simply superb.

OTHER VINTAGES

Dalmau Reserva 2013:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 94. T. Atkin 96.

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 2017
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 23
Parker's Score 93/93+
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 94
Other guides Tim Atkin 94. J. Suckling 96.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Graciano 10%.
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
Reviews
1 Review
smitten
Value
Absolutely magnificent! Incredibly deep, nuanced and precise, with many many good years ahead.
Review by (Posted on 21 September 2021)
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