Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.296 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.0

These sort of wines really need decanted. So much dusty old wood notes need to blow off but when it does, it gets really nice and layered dark fruits with balanced oak.

These sort of wines really need decanted. So much dusty old wood notes need to blow off but when it does, it gets really nice and layered dark fruits with balanced oak.

4 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

An American oak bomb. Toasted coconut, dill, leather and a beautiful core of sweet red fruit. A great traditional style Rioja.

An American oak bomb. Toasted coconut, dill, leather and a beautiful core of sweet red fruit. A great traditional style Rioja.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2016
Dmitry Koutcherouk

Really?! Crazy day with crazy wines. I'm in love. Truly truly in love with Spain. Thanks to Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva 2005 magnum. Dark dried berries, cinnamon, tobacco leaves, whet forest, mushroom... Great and complex. Balanced, well structured with smooth tannins and long aftertaste. Drink now, it's ready and you deserve it.

Really?! Crazy day with crazy wines. I'm in love. Truly truly in love with Spain. Thanks to Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva 2005 magnum. Dark dried berries, cinnamon, tobacco leaves, whet forest, mushroom... Great and complex. Balanced, well structured with smooth tannins and long aftertaste. Drink now, it's ready and you deserve it.

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2015
Shane Grennan


When I saw the Gran Reserva from MdR I had to try it, especially from 2005.
As hoped it had a heavy powerful nose of pure Rioja, plummy, cigar box, vanilla, strong fruit, earth, musty and showing good age, all the wonderful elements you expect in endless amounts.

The palate is pure elegance, it glides across the palate, smooth, medium bodied, glossy with highly polished finesse, alluring and enveloping. The tannin waits to the last possible moment and bring the finish to glorious completion.


When I saw the Gran Reserva from MdR I had to try it, especially from 2005.
As hoped it had a heavy powerful nose of pure Rioja, plummy, cigar box, vanilla, strong fruit, earth, musty and showing good age, all the wonderful elements you expect in endless amounts.

The palate is pure elegance, it glides across the palate, smooth, medium bodied, glossy with highly polished finesse, alluring and enveloping. The tannin waits to the last possible moment and bring the finish to glorious completion.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (89/100)

Животно, с изрядным дубом, достаточно плотно, суховато, гастрономично.

#spain #rioja #tempranillo #pts89

16/20 (89/100)

Животно, с изрядным дубом, достаточно плотно, суховато, гастрономично.

#spain #rioja #tempranillo #pts89

Dec 16th, 2014
Jonathan Hird

After 20 months in barrel and 16 in bottle this Rioja is subtle, creamy but still packs a punch.

After 20 months in barrel and 16 in bottle this Rioja is subtle, creamy but still packs a punch.

Sep 18th, 2013
David Hale Smith

Decanted and oh joy.

Decanted and oh joy.

Nov 25th, 2019
Eric Przedpelski

Soft tannins, full body, not fruitforward or ripefruits by any means. A little boring on the palate, not very complex at all. What I like about this wine is the texture—silky smooth, but then again, it doesn’t linger as long as I’d like it to. Overall, pretty good wine for the price point.

Soft tannins, full body, not fruitforward or ripefruits by any means. A little boring on the palate, not very complex at all. What I like about this wine is the texture—silky smooth, but then again, it doesn’t linger as long as I’d like it to. Overall, pretty good wine for the price point.

Dec 19th, 2018
Blair Campomizzi

Solid rioja. Savory with mineral and hints of spice.

Solid rioja. Savory with mineral and hints of spice.

Dec 10th, 2018
Bonnie Chu

Fruity but old

Fruity but old

Oct 12th, 2018