Marqués de Riscal

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

8.8117 ratings
8.86 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
Meredith Hu

Brett through and through, to me not in a good way... Sorry...

Brett through and through, to me not in a good way... Sorry...

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2018
Angel Martinez

Brand ambassador GHMumm Spain, Wine reviewer www.theluxury.es"

9.0

Riscal experience

Riscal experience

Dec 5th, 2016
Ray Vanderhoff

Nice Rioja. Dusty dark cherry and violets on the nose. Cherry, leather, chocolate on the pallet. Smooth tannins.

Nice Rioja. Dusty dark cherry and violets on the nose. Cherry, leather, chocolate on the pallet. Smooth tannins.

Jul 17th, 2019
Justin Farrar

Smooth and oaky. Drink now

Smooth and oaky. Drink now

Mar 31st, 2019
Amey Kanade

Very smooth. Found some sediments in the bottle

Very smooth. Found some sediments in the bottle

Jan 26th, 2019
Laura Pursley

Amazing #Costco deal for $15!

Amazing #Costco deal for $15!

Dec 13th, 2018
Jeff Orlowski

Oak and pepper on nose. Full body, prominent tannins, dry. Red skinned fruit, pepper, tobacco on palate. Nice hot, dry climate wine.

Oak and pepper on nose. Full body, prominent tannins, dry. Red skinned fruit, pepper, tobacco on palate. Nice hot, dry climate wine.

Dec 9th, 2018
John Matthews

Very nice and great for food pairings. Good structure but softer tannins than some other Riojas.

Very nice and great for food pairings. Good structure but softer tannins than some other Riojas.

Nov 12th, 2018
CookDrinkFeast

Fantastic wine. Inky color. Explosive black fruit on the palate. Plenty of junk in the trunk.

Fantastic wine. Inky color. Explosive black fruit on the palate. Plenty of junk in the trunk.

Nov 3rd, 2018