Red Wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016

Reserva red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Mazuela, Graciano and Grenache aged for 16 months in American oak barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 16 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
P 94 ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

€18.65
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The well-known Marqués de Murrieta winery produces this Spanish red wine from the vineyards surrounding the winery, a 300-hectare estate known as Finca Ygay. 

Made from a traditional La Rioja blend, Marqués de Murrieta Reserva is mainly produced from Tempranillo, which is complemented with the high-acidic Graciano, as well as Mazuela and Grenache.

Located in the Rioja Alta, the vineyards are located between 320 and 485 metres above sea level, with different soil compositions and sun orientations.

Manually harvested, the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. Then they were fermented in stainless steel tanks with periodic pump-overs and puch-downs.

After that, Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 was aged for 16 months in new and semi-new American oak barrels.

Finally, this red wine from La Rioja was aged for a minimum of 24 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

We suggest that you decant it for 30 minutes to appreciate its full potential.

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Appearance

The wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva has a high, intense, cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.

Nose

Intense and elegant, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano Mazuelo and Grenache exhibits some aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, some spicy hints of pepper, some touches of smoke and some creamy notions.

Palate

Smooth and savoury, this reserva of Marqués de Murrieta also displays a certain sharpness which is very rewarding. The fruit is very pure, and it is nuanced by spices, cocoa and underbrush. Crunchy tannins, lively acidity, and long finish with some remebrances of balsam and toast.

Our personal opinion

An all-time classic red wine from La Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 is as fresh and enjoyable as usual.

OTHER VINTAGES

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93.

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Pañín 93. Tim Atkin 94.

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2013:

Aged for 16 months in oak. Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 90.

Marqués de Murrieta 2011:

Parker 91. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2010:

Blend of 93% Tempranillo, 4% Mazuelo, 2% Graciano and 1% Grenache. Aged for 21 months. Parker 93. Peñín 92. Wine Spectator 90. James Suckling 94.

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2009:

Similar blend. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 87%, Graciano 6%, Mazuela 5%, Garnacha 2%.
Pairings Baked whitefish, Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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After giving it much thought, I have come to the conclusion that it is always a good idea to store one or two cases of Murrieta in the home cellar, just in case some friends turn out unexpectedly...
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