Marqués De Murrieta

Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja Gran Reserva 2011

The 2011 ‘Gran Reserva’ Rioja by Marques de Caceres is up there with the best Gran Reservas I have sampled from this storied winery. This beautiful wine was sourced from 35-50 year old vineyards with some sections in the Rioja Alta region being 65-85 years old. The grapes for this wine were cropped at a mere 2.4 tons/acre, as the wine is largely sourced from higher elevation sites that are set on limestone and clay. The wine was then aged for 24 months in French oak and then aged for four years in the bottle prior to bottling as the final blending is largely Tempranillo (85%) with smaller parts Graciano and Garnacha. Needing more than an hour in the decanter to fully unwind, the wine slowly unveils black tea and black cherry cordial aromas that mingle with shades of sagebrush and leather, with citrus rind undertones that are all marvelously brought together in the glass. The palate is deep and seductive, showing a wonderful texture and tension that runs through the wine. Exotic spices and chocolate shavings mingle with suggestions of hoisin sauce, peat moss, wild blackberry cobbler and cran-orange flavors. Complex and highly gratifying at the eight year mark, this exotic ‘Gran Reserva’ will cellar well for decades — but is very hard to resist in its youth. Drink 2019-2040- 94 — 13 days ago

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Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo Rosé Gran Reserva 2012

Rich earthy taste. Smooth tannins. Beautiful with lots of character. — 2 days ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Dried red fruit, tobacco, dill/vanilla...coming together nicely...excellent with spanish tapas — 22 days ago

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Marqués de Riscal

Reserva Elciego (Alava) Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo 2013

In 1858, it was the first winery in Rioja to produce wines using the Bordeaux method. A blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano & Mazuelo, classic blend. Powerhouse of aromas, berry, sweet spice and some citrus on the nose. Palate shows dark berry fruits, cacao, some smoky pepper with a savory character. Fine tannins, nice balance and good length ending with slight mineral, oak and earthy tones. Great value, short term aging potential. Consistent quality. Good value. — 7 days ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja Rosé Blend 2015

Delicious hints of strawberries and citrus! So great chilled on a hot day or while golfing! — 7 days ago

Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Nice spicy, loamy, red raspberry rioja with still quite a bit of tannins. Great enchilada wine! — 18 days ago

Natasha Bray
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Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1970

Soured cherry and gnarly fruit with herbs. Cool blooded but there are some slightly scorched and over ripe notes. I think not a great bottle more than a wine that is generally past it’s prime. — a month ago

Chris Thalken
with Chris
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Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Viura 1986

Might be the greatest white wine I’ve ever had — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Very nice!
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@Roy Goble What do you think the aging curve is? Thanks .
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@Ira Schwartz Not sure but it was only bottled in 2014 so I’d assume thee are many years left

Marqués de Griñón

Emeritvs (Emeritus) Dominio de Valdepusa Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Nariz: mora, arándano, tierra, cuero, algo de casssis

Boca: Seco, Tanino M+ sin resolver por completo, Acidez M, Alcohol M+.

Buen vino, pero debe guardarse unos anos mas.
— 20 days ago

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