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Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016

Marqués de Riscal Reserva

2016
Rioja (Spain)

The Reserva from Riscal is a genuine classic among classics. The grapes used in its making come p...

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£13.46

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

The Reserva from Riscal is a genuine classic among classics.

The grapes used in its making come primarily from Tempranillo variety vines, planted before 1970 on calcareous-clay soils in the Rioja Alavesa. The small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano add freshness and a little more colour to the blend.

The wine ferments at a controlled temperature and then rests for two years in American oak barrels, and for about another year in bottle. After this long repose, it appears in our glasses a lovely cherry colour with garnet hues on the rim, without yet showing too many signs of evolution. On the nose it exudes aromas of spices and leather as well as fruit (black plum skin), cocoa and toasty oak nuances. Fine and elegant on the palate, it has delicate tannins, a silky mouthfeel and just the right acidity. Its finish is long, balsamic and moderately bitter.

Food pairing

Grilled wild mushrooms / Game birds / Roast lamb

Vineyard

  • Vine age:40 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay
  • Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
  • Yields:Low yields

Production

  • Vinification material:Stainless steel
  • Ageing period:24 months
  • Type of wood:American oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewGarnet rim / Cherry red
  • Bouquet:Toasty notes / Cocoa / Leather / Fruit aromas / Spices
  • Mouth:Elegant / Silky / Long finish / Fine / Balsamic notes / Well-integrated acidity / Fine tannins

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

4.1/5
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by: Phil Davies (7 Nov) - Vintage 2016

Great Celebration Wine

Just short of extra special. For the price it’s great value for money.

by: Mariana Capaces Frigola (2 Nov) - Vintage 2016

Muy bueno

Es un vino que no defrauda, siempre es bien recibido acompañado de un buen entrecot.

by: Don Leo (18 Aug) - Vintage 2015

Classic

Great allrounder, classic Rioja, great price fro Reserva

by: O Pinto (21 May) - Vintage 2015

Marques de Riscal

Delicious, full, smooth. Lovely to have with a meal or drink on its own!

by: ALCIBIADES LOPEZ CERON (17 Jul) - Vintage 2015

Fiel a su razón de ser

Nunca cambiará, es genuino y responde a cada llamada, añada tras añada

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal

Marqués de Riscal's history began in 1858 when its founder, Camilo Hurtado de Amézaga, started to apply in Elciego wine-making techniques employed in Bordeaux. Jean Pineau, the master winemaker at Château Lanessan in the Haut Medoc, gave his professional advice to the then sixth Marquis of Riscal regarding the production of wines following the French system, therefore abandoning the rough and rather unrefined style of Rioja wine and thus establishing La Rioja's first modern w...