Marqués de Riscal

Reserva Elciego (Alava) Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo

8.92444 ratings
8.8136 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
Ken Z
8.8

Drank 3/4/29. Nice pairing with a seared pork chop .

Smokey red and black cherry on the nose. Cherry, vanilla, and wood presence on the palate, with notes of soil and medium + tannins. The wood and soil notes go on for a while, but the fruit fades rather quickly on the finish. This did improve a bit as it warmed. Preferred at around 76 degrees.

3/21/7/3/4 +50 = 88 pts.

Drank 3/4/29. Nice pairing with a seared pork chop .

Smokey red and black cherry on the nose. Cherry, vanilla, and wood presence on the palate, with notes of soil and medium + tannins. The wood and soil notes go on for a while, but the fruit fades rather quickly on the finish. This did improve a bit as it warmed. Preferred at around 76 degrees.

3/21/7/3/4 +50 = 88 pts.

Mar 5th, 2019
Riccardo L.

Minchia.

Minchia.

Feb 10th, 2019
Cory Miller

Approachable smooth, good finish but lacking in the middle

Approachable smooth, good finish but lacking in the middle

9 people found it helpfulJul 29th, 2014
Bryon Sheets

90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Aged in American oak.

90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Aged in American oak.

7 people found it helpfulJul 8th, 2014
Lorraine Jiang

Smooth and moderate with a good lasting. Berry and buttery touch. Like it!

Smooth and moderate with a good lasting. Berry and buttery touch. Like it!

6 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2014
Manjiry Tamhane

2007 is better but this is a lovely wine with Sunday roast in the pub :-)

2007 is better but this is a lovely wine with Sunday roast in the pub :-)

6 people found it helpfulOct 6th, 2013
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
Jeff Mastin

Low acidity medium tannin with some tobacco and cherry. Very nice Tempranillo!- After 2 hours in the glass this wine really opened up and flavor and complexity exceeded expectations

Low acidity medium tannin with some tobacco and cherry. Very nice Tempranillo!- After 2 hours in the glass this wine really opened up and flavor and complexity exceeded expectations

3 people found it helpfulMay 27th, 2016
Leclaire Reynald

Vin très puissant sur la cerise noir Rioja 2008 un eu évolué , mérite sûrement un millésime plus jeune . Peu d oxydation malgres tout . Vin très chaud ,bon association avec côté de bœuf ,chipirons à la basquaise....

Vin très puissant sur la cerise noir Rioja 2008 un eu évolué , mérite sûrement un millésime plus jeune . Peu d oxydation malgres tout . Vin très chaud ,bon association avec côté de bœuf ,chipirons à la basquaise....

3 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2013