Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja 2015

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93pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

93pts James Suckling

Top 100 Wine of 2019 & 92pts Wine Spectator

The many facets which make up this spectacular Spanish red allow it to pair beautifully with everything from cured meats and antipasti, to beef and lamb, hearty grilled fish and many things in between.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate"The red blend 2015 Rioja Reserva is 80% Tempranillo with 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, a little more Graciano and Mazuelo, something logical in ripe and warm years like 2015. It's produced with grapes from a diversity of the 30 different plots within the estate, to represent the character of if. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in American oak barrels for 18 months. It's spicy and somewhat balsamic, with some dusty tannins. It's a ripe and powerful vintage that only suffers next to the 2016 I tasted next to it when there's a jump in precision and finesse. This is by far the largest volume produced at Murrieta, with almost one million bottles. Drink date: 2019-2025." Jun 2019

James Suckling: "So fresh and elegant with more than enough concentration and structure, this is a fine example of a 2015 Reserva. Ripe-blackberry, licorice, smoke and bourbon notes. I love the velvety texture of the long, intense finish. Better from 2019 and with long aging potential." Aug 2018"

Wine Spectator:  "Cedar, tobacco, dried cherry and spice flavors mingle in this red. Features a polished texture, with well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Supple, harmonious and graceful. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025."  Sep 2019

Winery: "Tangible proof of elegance, balance and constancy characteristic of the Marques de Murrieta Winery and its surrounding vineyards situated in the Ygay Estate, it is a red reserva wine with a balanced aging of two years in new and partly new American oak barrels and a year and a half in bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and fineness, summing up the best attributes of our identity and actuality.

Pair with steamed and grilled hake loin, prawns with their coral and truffle aroma; baked unsalted cod with onion and green peppers; grilled beef tenderloin, green asparagus and carrot purée; creamy carnaroli rice with truffles and foie mi - cuit; selection of creamy and blue cheeses, red wine compote and sour cherries."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 84% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano,5% Mazuello, 2% Garnacha
Alcohol 14.0%
Aging 19months in 225L American oak barrels
Region Rioja, Spain


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