Marqués de Riscal

Seleccionado Rioja Tempranillo

8.9225 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Castilla y León, 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
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.0

Rioja is such a great value. Development, purity of fruit. Just great.

Rioja is such a great value. Development, purity of fruit. Just great.

Jun 15th, 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 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano (varies sometime Mazuelo is added). A powerhouse of aromas, berry, sweet spice and some citrus on the nose. On the palate, 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.

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 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano (varies sometime Mazuelo is added). A powerhouse of aromas, berry, sweet spice and some citrus on the nose. On the palate, 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.

Apr 19th, 2018
boston michael

Tempranillo I find usually has a very dry finish , even more so than cabs. However, this wine is very fruit forward and smooth with good body and a beautiful light finish. It almost reminds me of a malbec or well oak aged Pino noir. No wonder this vineyard is so celebrated.

Tempranillo I find usually has a very dry finish , even more so than cabs. However, this wine is very fruit forward and smooth with good body and a beautiful light finish. It almost reminds me of a malbec or well oak aged Pino noir. No wonder this vineyard is so celebrated.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2016
Rajiv Pramanik

Nice picked it up in Aeon in Chiba Newtown as a small bottle and delivers

Nice picked it up in Aeon in Chiba Newtown as a small bottle and delivers

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2016
David Monaghan

This was a surprise.. For the few euros it cost I expected a bad kiss from it.. I receive a sensual explosion which please every part of my being.. I am back... As thatcher one asked " shall I do other ?".... Oh yes I will pour, pour and pour again

This was a surprise.. For the few euros it cost I expected a bad kiss from it.. I receive a sensual explosion which please every part of my being.. I am back... As thatcher one asked " shall I do other ?".... Oh yes I will pour, pour and pour again

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2016
Gadi Karpel

91/100
Vintage 2011

91/100
Vintage 2011

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
Gadi Karpel

90/100

90/100

Mar 10th, 2016
Brandon Thomas

Over delivers for $8.99

Over delivers for $8.99

Jul 7th, 2014
Shimon Eynan

Excellent wine

Excellent wine

Jun 28th, 2018
Noelle

My favorite wine.

My favorite wine.

May 14th, 2018