Red Wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 Magnum
Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuela, aged for 16 months in American oak barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.
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The excellent Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum comes in a size which is perfect for ageing it in our home cellar. As it is well known, the 1.5 litre bottle increases the longevity and quality of the wine.
The grapes come from the imposing Finca Ygay, a 300-hectare estate located at the heart of La Rioja Alta, at altitudes between 320 and 485 metres above sea level, in an area with a Continental climate.
Separately harvested and vinified, the grapes were gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with frequent punch-overs and pump-downs.
Then this reserva red wine from La Rioja was aged for 16 months in 225-litre American oak barrels. Finally, the wine was aged for another 24 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Decant Marqués de Murrieta Reseva Magnum 2016 a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Produced by Marqués de Murrieta, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Grenache shows a remarkable balance between notes of red fruit, liquor-infused black fruit, some spicy and balsamic nuances and a dash of coffee, liquorice and leather.
Smooth and elegant, showing a pure Rioja Reserva character, with plenty of freshness, a linear passage through the palate and an excellent balance. Balsam, toast, tobacco leaves, fine leather, underbrush and wild berries. Mild tannins and long, delicately bitter finish. As expected, this wine of Marqués de Murrieta shows a nice ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
The red wine Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2016 Magnum is pleasant and extremely well-crafted. An unmissable Rioja.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2015 Mágnum:
Enterwine 93. Parker 91. Peñín 91.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2013 Magnum:
16 months in barrels. Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 90.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum 2011;
Parker 91. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum 2010:
93% Tempraillo, 4% Mazuelo, 2% Graciano and 1% Grenache. 21 months in oak. Parker 93. Peñín 92. Wine Spectator 90. James Suckling 94.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum 2009:
Parker 93, Peñín 93.
Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Magnum 2008:
Parker 91, Peñín 92.
|Bottle size||1,5 l|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Other guides||J. Suckling 94.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 87%, Graciano 6%, Mazuela 5%, Garnacha Tinta 2%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|