Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9783 ratings
8.936 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha and Graciano, with aging in French oak. Deep Ruby with red and black fruit aromas and earthy spice. The palate shows cherries and blackberries with smoky oak and vanilla spice. Vivid acidity, firm big tannins, integrated lending to a medium finish ending with some earthy notes.

A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha and Graciano, with aging in French oak. Deep Ruby with red and black fruit aromas and earthy spice. The palate shows cherries and blackberries with smoky oak and vanilla spice. Vivid acidity, firm big tannins, integrated lending to a medium finish ending with some earthy notes.

Sep 9th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Blackfruits and crushed ants dill toasted oak a lot of tannins for a 2011 deep fruit

Blackfruits and crushed ants dill toasted oak a lot of tannins for a 2011 deep fruit

Jun 4th, 2019
Mark Eastom

Sweet fruit, dill pickle, spice, earth and medium acidity.

Sweet fruit, dill pickle, spice, earth and medium acidity.

Apr 8th, 2019
Will Stanley

Quite austere - not sure if simply too young as this was decanted for around five or six hours, so had plenty of time to open up. Sadly, never really did. Very tough on the tannic front - a very savoury wine aided somewhat by the faint presence of some cherry and bergamot, but otherwise nothing special.

Quite austere - not sure if simply too young as this was decanted for around five or six hours, so had plenty of time to open up. Sadly, never really did. Very tough on the tannic front - a very savoury wine aided somewhat by the faint presence of some cherry and bergamot, but otherwise nothing special.

Oct 9th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Beautiful red and black fruit, firm tannins, smoked meat, spice box, structure. Reminds us of a good right bank Bordeaux. Obviously could age a while.

Beautiful red and black fruit, firm tannins, smoked meat, spice box, structure. Reminds us of a good right bank Bordeaux. Obviously could age a while.

3 people found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Stephen Bonner

Medium-bodied, lush tannins, good complexity with strawberry, plum, tobacco leaf, cigar, and resiny oak notes. Good length and complexity.

Medium-bodied, lush tannins, good complexity with strawberry, plum, tobacco leaf, cigar, and resiny oak notes. Good length and complexity.

3 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Valerie

Good, not as bold as the non- reserve bottle

Good, not as bold as the non- reserve bottle

2 people found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
Meredith Hu

Sour cherry, iodine, meat, spices (from oak), and funk. Sour and salty on the palate. Moderate acidity and elevated tannins.

Sour cherry, iodine, meat, spices (from oak), and funk. Sour and salty on the palate. Moderate acidity and elevated tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

This thing has no business being $17. Smoke, charcoal, chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla, and cinnamon.. this is Tempranillo turned up to 11. Still beautiful acidity and color, dense texture with some gripping tannins. I’d give this 5 more years to settle down or decant overnight.. but she’s a beaut for the modest price tag.

This thing has no business being $17. Smoke, charcoal, chocolate, toasty oak, vanilla, and cinnamon.. this is Tempranillo turned up to 11. Still beautiful acidity and color, dense texture with some gripping tannins. I’d give this 5 more years to settle down or decant overnight.. but she’s a beaut for the modest price tag.

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2018
Thibaut Marquis

Region Manager East, CRU Selections Terlato Wines International

8.6

Big, new world style. Vanilla, cigar box, black fruits on the nose. Smooth tannins, herbs on the palate. Medium finish. Tastes more like a California Bordeaux blend. Can age a little more too.

Big, new world style. Vanilla, cigar box, black fruits on the nose. Smooth tannins, herbs on the palate. Medium finish. Tastes more like a California Bordeaux blend. Can age a little more too.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2017