Red Wine Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016
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This is a Spanish red wine that truly embodies the essence and traditions of La Rioja.
Among other things, the region is famed for the age-worthy potential of its wines. A quality, by the way, which Marqués de Riscal Reserva, produced by the Marqués de Riscal winery, abundantly possesses.
Made from a traditional Rioja blend, the Tempranillo is the main component, nuanced by a brushstroke of Graciano. The grapes come from grapevines that have already reached quite a respectable age, as they were planted before the 1970s.
Vinified at a controlled temperature of 26ºC and macerated for 12 days, Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016 was subsequently aged in American oak barrels for 24 months.
Prior to its commercial release, this Rioja red wine was aged for a further year in the cellar.
The wine Marqués de Riscal Reserva has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet-ruby rim.
An absolutely classic Rioja in the best sense of the term, this blend of Tempranillo and Graciano carries lively aromas of ripe black and red fruit, with some delicate toasted nuances, a smokey touch, and hints of vanilla, clove and pepper.
Even better than on the nose, on the palate this Reserva red wine shows a dense, finely crafted texture, with some ripe, yummy tannins and a well-balanced acidity. The notes of fruit, balsam and spices mingle toghether harmoniously, and the finish of this wine of Marqués de Riscal is long and evocative.
|Our personal opinion||
A sure bet, Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016 is a quintessential Rioja.
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2015:
Enterwine 91. Guía Peñín 92.
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2013:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2012:
Peñín 92. Enterwine 90.
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2011:
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2010:
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2008:
Peñín 90. Parker 88.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 96%, Graciano 4%.|
|Pairings||Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted turkey, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|