Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.135 ratings
9.21 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
Riccardo L.

Initially big intense chocolate bouquet, then somewhat lighter on the palate with a strong and persistent finish. Beautiful wine.

Initially big intense chocolate bouquet, then somewhat lighter on the palate with a strong and persistent finish. Beautiful wine.

Dec 28th, 2017
Ericsson

This Rioja has been tamed by time. The color on this wine is medium ruby with a colorless to brownish rim. The nose is a rustic bouquet of old dry cedar, leather, and tobacco, with scents of dry dark stone fruits and dark berries. Some tertiary wet earth and damp forest floor scents as well.

The mouthfeel is captivating with oak, smoke and vanilla followed by black cherry, prune, and raisins. This is full bodied, dry, and complex with smoothed out but lingering tannings and soft acidity. Low alcohol with a finish that goes on, and on, and on till the break of dawn. You literally keep tasting everything: the dry fruit, the tannings and the acidity.

Decanted and tasted over a two hour period. Handsdown one of the best Riojas I’ve ever tasted; many thanks to Somm Rodrigo Mares at Roothouse in Guadalajara for the exceptional gift. My only wonder is how this would have tasted in twenty thirty per say. I purchase all the wines I review but do keep in mind wine always tastes best when it's gifted. Cheers to more gifts like this one.

This Rioja has been tamed by time. The color on this wine is medium ruby with a colorless to brownish rim. The nose is a rustic bouquet of old dry cedar, leather, and tobacco, with scents of dry dark stone fruits and dark berries. Some tertiary wet earth and damp forest floor scents as well.

The mouthfeel is captivating with oak, smoke and vanilla followed by black cherry, prune, and raisins. This is full bodied, dry, and complex with smoothed out but lingering tannings and soft acidity. Low alcohol with a finish that goes on, and on, and on till the break of dawn. You literally keep tasting everything: the dry fruit, the tannings and the acidity.

Decanted and tasted over a two hour period. Handsdown one of the best Riojas I’ve ever tasted; many thanks to Somm Rodrigo Mares at Roothouse in Guadalajara for the exceptional gift. My only wonder is how this would have tasted in twenty thirty per say. I purchase all the wines I review but do keep in mind wine always tastes best when it's gifted. Cheers to more gifts like this one.

May 20th, 2021
M. Christopher Roebuck

Split cork on open... My fault.
Massive funk bomb, some cabbage had me worried. After 1 hour decant, it has mellowed considerably. Still assessing...

Turned out very nice.

92 points

Split cork on open... My fault.
Massive funk bomb, some cabbage had me worried. After 1 hour decant, it has mellowed considerably. Still assessing...

Turned out very nice.

92 points

Nov 25th, 2020
Christian Fischer

A good Rioja for the price

A good Rioja for the price

Apr 27th, 2019
Rob Sonogan

Much lighter than expected. Cellared for 11 years. Drinking well but could still be cellared another 10 years. Slight earth on the nose and on the front but brilliant on the end.

Much lighter than expected. Cellared for 11 years. Drinking well but could still be cellared another 10 years. Slight earth on the nose and on the front but brilliant on the end.

Dec 29th, 2018
madame_toastte

Red cherry, prunes, leather, smoke, tobacco, mixed with notes of vanilla, savoury and gamey. Well balanced with integrated fruit, med + tannins, med + body and med + finish , good example of gran reserva

Red cherry, prunes, leather, smoke, tobacco, mixed with notes of vanilla, savoury and gamey. Well balanced with integrated fruit, med + tannins, med + body and med + finish , good example of gran reserva

Jun 20th, 2018
Anthony Pro

Chocolate! Blind tasted this. Totally wrong... and what I predicted puts the Gran Reserva in good company.

Chocolate! Blind tasted this. Totally wrong... and what I predicted puts the Gran Reserva in good company.

Dec 28th, 2017
Sarah Oettel

Very earthy—forest floor. At Marques De Riscal in Rioja, Spain.

Very earthy—forest floor. At Marques De Riscal in Rioja, Spain.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Carlos Toro

Añada 2007. Wow.

Añada 2007. Wow.

Apr 18th, 2017
Shane Walker

Shane had this 9 months ago

Shane had this 9 months ago

Nov 1st, 2020