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Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2017

Marqués de Riscal Reserva

2017
94
PEÑÍN

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Cherry red / Garnet rim
Bouquet
Spices / Leather / Fruit aromas / Cocoa / Toasty notes
Mouth
Fine / Elegant / Fine tannins / Silky / Well-integrated acidity / Balsamic notes / Long finish

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

caza
Hunting
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Poultry and white meats
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham

Grilled wild mushrooms, Roast lamb, Game birds

Ratings and awards

201794 PN
201693 PN
201593 PN16.5 SK
201492 PN
201391 PN
201292 PN
PN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Jancis Robinson

Quite a tough nose at the moment, a little unrelenting. Deep nose with brooding fruit and chewy tannins on the palate. Closed for business but has all the attributes, alcohol is certainly there at the moment. Strong, rich and full. Leave for a few years to soften.

— Alistair Cooper (11/09/2019)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2015 - 16.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.4/5
59 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period24 months
Type of woodAmerican oak

Vineyards

Vine age40 years
SoilCalcareous-clay
ClimateContinental with atlantic influence
YieldsLow yields

The winery

Marqués de Riscal, Herederos

Marqués de Riscal, Herederos

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...

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