Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9138 ratings
9.05 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
Scott Taddeo

Textbook oaky Rioja. Coconut, dill and vanilla, liquorice, ripe cherry, plum and leather. Prominent ripe tannin and cleansing acid. For 29 aud it’s a bargain.

Textbook oaky Rioja. Coconut, dill and vanilla, liquorice, ripe cherry, plum and leather. Prominent ripe tannin and cleansing acid. For 29 aud it’s a bargain.

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2018
Jon Geater

A bit rough for the price, but eminently drinkable

A bit rough for the price, but eminently drinkable

2 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1858, it was the first winery in Rioja to produce wines using the Bordeaux method. A blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano & Mazuelo, classic blend. Powerhouse of aromas, berry, sweet spice and some citrus on the nose. Palate shows dark berry fruits, cacao, some smoky pepper with a savory character. Fine tannins, nice balance and good length ending with slight mineral, oak and earthy tones. Great value, short term aging potential. Consistent quality. Good value.

In 1858, it was the first winery in Rioja to produce wines using the Bordeaux method. A blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano & Mazuelo, classic blend. Powerhouse of aromas, berry, sweet spice and some citrus on the nose. Palate shows dark berry fruits, cacao, some smoky pepper with a savory character. Fine tannins, nice balance and good length ending with slight mineral, oak and earthy tones. Great value, short term aging potential. Consistent quality. Good value.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2019
Timothy Keith

This is Rioja, it's not flashy it's what I think of though when I think of Rioja and it's well made, free of faults.

This is Rioja, it's not flashy it's what I think of though when I think of Rioja and it's well made, free of faults.

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2018
Blake Walker

Cherry, dill, cedar, baking spice. Good QPR.

Cherry, dill, cedar, baking spice. Good QPR.

Aug 4th, 2020
Albert

Good for a few glasses during the evening.

Good for a few glasses during the evening.

Jul 31st, 2020
Michael McGuire

Great wine! Just the right amount of tannin. Really enjoyed this one.

Great wine! Just the right amount of tannin. Really enjoyed this one.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Wendy

Rich. Deep.

Rich. Deep.

Apr 19th, 2020
Reed Chorn

Light airy and soft to the touch, it is less bold but refreshing. Not bitter but lacks any sourness.

Light airy and soft to the touch, it is less bold but refreshing. Not bitter but lacks any sourness.

Mar 22nd, 2020
William Gregg

An overall good dry red however the aroma and taste was slightly over fermented having a tang of vinegar. The original taste was full bodied but the after flavours gave the sense of drinking liquer.

An overall good dry red however the aroma and taste was slightly over fermented having a tang of vinegar. The original taste was full bodied but the after flavours gave the sense of drinking liquer.

Feb 24th, 2020