Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.0335 ratings
8.916 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
Ellen Clifford

Ever so g-durn yummilicious? Also I just realized why in two recent blind tasting practices I thought it was Sangiovese: garnet color and balsamic vinegar af. This is a smidge raisinated and the tannins would (now) keep me from guessing Italy and DAMN please tell me your favorite thing to pair with rioja I’m plotting a vegetarian sub.

Ever so g-durn yummilicious? Also I just realized why in two recent blind tasting practices I thought it was Sangiovese: garnet color and balsamic vinegar af. This is a smidge raisinated and the tannins would (now) keep me from guessing Italy and DAMN please tell me your favorite thing to pair with rioja I’m plotting a vegetarian sub.

Jan 2nd, 2019
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a very wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of raspberries, cherries, wood, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, wet leaves and coffee.


Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, wood, licorice, spices, earth, wet leaves, bitter vegetables, herbs, eucalyptus, coffee, forest floor, pencil lead, peppercorn and tobacco.


Medium minus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This nice Rioja is enjoyable now, but would be much better in a few years. Not fully balanced yet, with lots of earth and bitter vegetable notes.

A little tart for my taste. A good food wine, though.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

I paired it with Spanish tapas.

14% alcohol by volume.

87 points.

$20.

Dark ruby in color with a very wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of raspberries, cherries, wood, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, wet leaves and coffee.


Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, wood, licorice, spices, earth, wet leaves, bitter vegetables, herbs, eucalyptus, coffee, forest floor, pencil lead, peppercorn and tobacco.


Medium minus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This nice Rioja is enjoyable now, but would be much better in a few years. Not fully balanced yet, with lots of earth and bitter vegetable notes.

A little tart for my taste. A good food wine, though.

Needs an hour in a decanter to open up properly and show some tannins.

I paired it with Spanish tapas.

14% alcohol by volume.

87 points.

$20.

May 28th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1858, it was the first winery in Rioja to produce wines using the Bordeaux method. In 1972, it was the first to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin. A blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo. Spicy complex aromas of ripe dark berry fruit. On the palate, Berry fruits with sweet and peppery spice and toasty oak. Fine tannins, nice balance and good length ending with slight earthy tones.

In 1858, it was the first winery in Rioja to produce wines using the Bordeaux method. In 1972, it was the first to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin. A blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo. Spicy complex aromas of ripe dark berry fruit. On the palate, Berry fruits with sweet and peppery spice and toasty oak. Fine tannins, nice balance and good length ending with slight earthy tones.

Sep 25th, 2017
Douglas Braun

May be the best ($14 dollar wine I’ve ever had -Costco) crushed ants (black) slight tar black cherry preserves coconut nicely aged

May be the best ($14 dollar wine I’ve ever had -Costco) crushed ants (black) slight tar black cherry preserves coconut nicely aged

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2018
Adam Rbe

On the nose, leather, rose petals and cherries. In the mouth, bitter cherries, dried apricots and leather. Slightly hollow mid-palate. Medium-long finish. Great QPR and very correct.

On the nose, leather, rose petals and cherries. In the mouth, bitter cherries, dried apricots and leather. Slightly hollow mid-palate. Medium-long finish. Great QPR and very correct.

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2018
Roberto Alamo

Delicious! Plums, slight oak slight pepper, vintagy the right way.

Delicious! Plums, slight oak slight pepper, vintagy the right way.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2017
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (90/100)

Сладковато, чуть табачно, животное, битум, корица, сладкая вишня. Очень симпатично, не очень сложно.

16/20 (90/100)

Сладковато, чуть табачно, животное, битум, корица, сладкая вишня. Очень симпатично, не очень сложно.

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2016
Raun Kupiec

Out of the bottle just tar and tannin. An hour in a decanter and hints of vanilla and cherry in the background show up. Mild tannins but enough for a half decent finish.

Out of the bottle just tar and tannin. An hour in a decanter and hints of vanilla and cherry in the background show up. Mild tannins but enough for a half decent finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2016
Jonathan Hird

Vanilla is prominent from oak ageing in barrels with oak from Limousin

Vanilla is prominent from oak ageing in barrels with oak from Limousin

Sep 18th, 2013
Anthony Pro

I have tried the 2014 vintage. It’s pretty much what I remember it to be. An above average Rioja with an abundance of forrest fruit. Beautiful winery though!

I have tried the 2014 vintage. It’s pretty much what I remember it to be. An above average Rioja with an abundance of forrest fruit. Beautiful winery though!

Dec 11th, 2019