Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9576 ratings
8.929 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
Jonathan Wall

Started out more new world than past vintages... but wait for it... that typical Rioja-ness kicks in with air. A lot going on in this wine for the price.

Started out more new world than past vintages... but wait for it... that typical Rioja-ness kicks in with air. A lot going on in this wine for the price.

Apr 27th, 2020
Chris Marnell

Big fan of this. Still hungover from some shitty Chilean red blend from last night, but this changed my day. Fairly vegetal on the nose which later opened up to black licorice. Great tannins. Despite the time zone difference, I called my mom and let her know about this baller wine. Believe I paid $16 at trader joes to one of their typical " let's be friends though I'll never see you again" cashiers.

Big fan of this. Still hungover from some shitty Chilean red blend from last night, but this changed my day. Fairly vegetal on the nose which later opened up to black licorice. Great tannins. Despite the time zone difference, I called my mom and let her know about this baller wine. Believe I paid $16 at trader joes to one of their typical " let's be friends though I'll never see you again" cashiers.

4 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
Bob McDonald

This Rioja Riserva was matured in oak unlike the previous one from the same maker. Nose of savoury black cherries. On Palate more body and complexity. Starting to show meaty vegetal characters. Very Good.

This Rioja Riserva was matured in oak unlike the previous one from the same maker. Nose of savoury black cherries. On Palate more body and complexity. Starting to show meaty vegetal characters. Very Good.

4 people found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015
Nicole Ruiz Hudson

This tends to be a solid choice. Usually it's pretty much what I want from the category. Bright cherries, licorice, hints of tobacco.

This tends to be a solid choice. Usually it's pretty much what I want from the category. Bright cherries, licorice, hints of tobacco.

2 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2016
Ryan Rozycki

Red fruit, red fruit, and some more red fruit. Pomegranate, cranberry juice, dried cherry, with a little brett, vanilla and clove. Wonderfully delicious.

Red fruit, red fruit, and some more red fruit. Pomegranate, cranberry juice, dried cherry, with a little brett, vanilla and clove. Wonderfully delicious.

2 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015
Kai Chang

Poured into a decanter to prep for dinner. Such a flavour explosion! Approaching deep garnet colour still got that ruby shine. Aroma of blackberry, black cherry, cedar, with hint of cedar, tobacco, cassis, and vanilla. Great balanced acidity and smooth tannin brings all that flavour into its long finish. Such a great quality! Great companion with a grilled ribeye dinner. Drink now or hold another 2~3 years.

Poured into a decanter to prep for dinner. Such a flavour explosion! Approaching deep garnet colour still got that ruby shine. Aroma of blackberry, black cherry, cedar, with hint of cedar, tobacco, cassis, and vanilla. Great balanced acidity and smooth tannin brings all that flavour into its long finish. Such a great quality! Great companion with a grilled ribeye dinner. Drink now or hold another 2~3 years.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

I had an ‘09 hanging around, aged very well for an inexpensive wine. Deep Ruby with dark edges. Aromas of berry fruit, complex spice, a touch earthy. On the palate, ripe Cherry and blackberry fruits with sweet and peppery spice. Nice approachable tannins that opened up quickly. Good balance and good length. Very Nice.

I had an ‘09 hanging around, aged very well for an inexpensive wine. Deep Ruby with dark edges. Aromas of berry fruit, complex spice, a touch earthy. On the palate, ripe Cherry and blackberry fruits with sweet and peppery spice. Nice approachable tannins that opened up quickly. Good balance and good length. Very Nice.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, black currants, wood, barnyard, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco, cloves, earth, light vanilla, vegetables, tar, forest floor, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, dark coffee, vegetables, earth, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha, peppercorn, wet leaves and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great 9 year old Rioja red, with an earthy nose and fruiter on the palate. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing lots of complexity with a tangy finish and a nice mouthfeel.

I had it a year ago, and this time it is much better. It is now in its drinking age, and will get better in the next 5 years.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.



$25.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, cherries, black currants, wood, barnyard, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco, cloves, earth, light vanilla, vegetables, tar, forest floor, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, dark coffee, vegetables, earth, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha, peppercorn, wet leaves and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great 9 year old Rioja red, with an earthy nose and fruiter on the palate. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing lots of complexity with a tangy finish and a nice mouthfeel.

I had it a year ago, and this time it is much better. It is now in its drinking age, and will get better in the next 5 years.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.



$25.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2018
Dmitri Bourkovski

Just a regular Rioja, nothing special

Just a regular Rioja, nothing special

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2014
Chris Lucchese

Very nice. Needs some air and time. Starts right. Great fruit and acid. Oak tannins kick in at end. Long finish.

Very nice. Needs some air and time. Starts right. Great fruit and acid. Oak tannins kick in at end. Long finish.

Nov 28th, 2016