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2015 Marques De Murrieta Reserva RiojaBlend from Spain

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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 reserv...

  • 93 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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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.

92 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.

Product Description:

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. Marques de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it represents age-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines of Spain. With our daily work, respect and love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the attention to detail throughout its almost four years of production, Marques de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality. Pair with baked red snapper with grilled vegetables, white wine, apple, lime and rosemary; Cameros truffle with mushrooms, and cabbage with extra virgin olive oil; Milk-fed lamb chops with buttermilk, asparagus and red wine; and suckling pig confit with its crunchy skin and caramelized apple. - Bodega

Product Detail

Item # 115644
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

93 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Graciano, Mazuelo, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, flower, violet, rose petal, oak, smoke, mushroom, vanilla, toast, dark fruit and red fruit