£16.50/ 0.75 L btl
Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2016
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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.
Grilled wild mushrooms / Game birds / Roast lamb
- Vine age:40 years
- Climate:Continental with atlantic influence
- Yields:Low yields
- Vinification material:Stainless steel
- Ageing period:24 months
- Type of wood:American oak
- 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
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Great Celebration Wine
Just short of extra special. For the price it’s great value for money.by: Leonard Stall (29/08/2020)
Unquestionably my favourite mid-priced Rioja: this Gran Reserva is simply superb.by: Don Leo (18/08/2020)
Great allrounder, classic Rioja, great price fro Reservaby: O Pinto (21/05/2020)
Marques de Riscal
Delicious, full, smooth. Lovely to have with a meal or drink on its own!by: Derick Wilson (19/07/2019)
My go to wine
Been drinking this wine for many years, great fan of the vineyards and a visit is well recommended. My daughters favourite wine of all time
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...