Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9700 ratings
8.932 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
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
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.

Aug 22nd, 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
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
WineMascot

a bit more fruit foward than I would have expected, lean middle too.

a bit more fruit foward than I would have expected, lean middle too.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2016
Shuji Nakata

Drank at a Spanish restaurant in Bucharest. High cost performance, lasts long on palate.

Drank at a Spanish restaurant in Bucharest. High cost performance, lasts long on palate.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2014
Adam K.

I'm actually getting a lot of bright red and black fruit, which was a touch unexpected. Toastiness and tobacco combine with the fruit on the palate to deliver a delicious punch. Well played with this one, could easily age longer.

I'm actually getting a lot of bright red and black fruit, which was a touch unexpected. Toastiness and tobacco combine with the fruit on the palate to deliver a delicious punch. Well played with this one, could easily age longer.

Dec 16th, 2016
Jay Kline

Holding up well!

Holding up well!

Aug 13th, 2016