Red Wine Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Traditional blend aged for 32 months in American oak barrels and for 42 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 32 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
ñ 91 91 90

Availability: In stock

€14.00
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A classic Spanish red wine from DOCa Rioja, Martínez Lacuesta Reserva is made essentially from Tempranillo, complemented with Graciano and Mazuela (the local name of Carignan).

The grapes were sourced from vineyards surrounding the facility of bodega Martínez Lacuesta, at 450 metres of altitude. The vines are 20 to 35 years old.

Traditionally vinified in stainless steel tanks, after a 4 day maceration this Rioja red wine was fermented for 20 to 25 days under controlled temperature.

After that, Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011 was aged for 32 months in new and semi-new American oak barrels. The the wine was bottled and aged for a further 42 months until its commercial release.

Aerate this reserva red wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
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Appearance

Clean and bright, the red wine Martínez Lacuesta Reserva is medium purple with a garnet rim.

Nose

Deep, mature and quite complex, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuela carries aromas of sandalwood, leather and clove, with hints of mulberries and blackcurrants, some earthy and balsamic notes and notes of Havanna cigars.

Palate

Savoury and layered, with a crisp acidity and tamed tannins. This wine of bodega Martínez Lacuesta is an example of old school elegance, with remembrances of chocolate, toast and old wood. Long finish reminiscent of spices, balsam and dry earth. 

Our personal opinion

A wine of great noblesse, Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2011 is a delightful Rioja.

OTHER VINTAGES

Martínez Lacuesta Reserva 2010:

Enterwine 91. Parker 89. Guía Peñín 91. 

Year 2011
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 32
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 90
Other guides T.Atkin 90. Guía Gourmet 2020 94.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo.
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Foie Gras, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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A lot of wine for little money. It's a no-brainer.
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