Marqués de Riscal

Reserva Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo

8.93245 ratings
8.9177 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
Peter Sultan

Probably one of the first Rioja reservas I tasted, some 30 yrs ago, so I’m rather sentimental about it- still very solid, & for about 16$ a deal. Black cherries, Dark cola & root beer notes. Medium bodied, mod acid.

Probably one of the first Rioja reservas I tasted, some 30 yrs ago, so I’m rather sentimental about it- still very solid, & for about 16$ a deal. Black cherries, Dark cola & root beer notes. Medium bodied, mod acid.

Oct 31st, 2022
Conrad Green

Lovely fruit. Still vigorous. Settled and savory. Dark plum and orange rind, hints of licorice. In good shape

Lovely fruit. Still vigorous. Settled and savory. Dark plum and orange rind, hints of licorice. In good shape

Aug 16th, 2022
Bob McDonald

A regulation, reliable mass produced Rioja - nothing more than that.

A regulation, reliable mass produced Rioja - nothing more than that.

Jun 2nd, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 96% Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, Deep Ruby with dark edges, aromas of berry fruit, complex spice, oak with earthy notes. On the palate flavors of ripe Cherry and blackberry fruits with cacao, leather and pepper spice. Fine approachable tannins, good balance and length ending with fruit, oak and spice. Very Nice. Consistent quality.

Blend of 96% Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, Deep Ruby with dark edges, aromas of berry fruit, complex spice, oak with earthy notes. On the palate flavors of ripe Cherry and blackberry fruits with cacao, leather and pepper spice. Fine approachable tannins, good balance and length ending with fruit, oak and spice. Very Nice. Consistent quality.

Dec 13th, 2021
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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Brick throughout. Completely resolved. Delicious.

Brick throughout. Completely resolved. Delicious.

Jul 29th, 2019
Riccardo L.

Minchia.

Minchia.

Feb 10th, 2019
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