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2018 Marques De Murrieta Rioja ReservaBlend from Spain

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"Refined aromas of plums, blueberries and redcurrants that led to a bed of spices, flowers and balsamic touches, so distinctive of the Ygay Estate. Succulent, round and well-ba...

  • 94 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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Ratings:

94

"The flagship red 2018 Rioja Reserva was produced with a blend of 86% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 4% Mazuelo (a.k.a. Cariñena) and 2% Garnacha selected from their 300 hectares of vineyards that exemplifies the character of the vintage and the place. 2018 was a year with good rain and a cool season that resulted in a late harvest, which started on October 1 and was slow and delivered grapes with good freshness. Each variety and plot fermented separately in stainless steel. and the wines aged separately in American oak barrels for 21 months and then settled in concrete until bottling. It follows the path of the 2016, where I noticed a change that is taken further in this, controlling the power and increasing the freshness. It's very aromatic, a year completely different from the 2017; it has less structure and more freshness and subtler balance and enough oomph, concentration and power neatly compensated by freshness. I believe 2018 was a very good vintage to implement this change. It's perfumed, fresh, elegant and medium-bodied, with a velvety texture. Superb! 960,000 bottles produced."

91 Wine Spectator

"Fresh and elegant, with a mouthful of ripe, crushed cherry and red currant fruit, this medium-bodied red is framed by crisp tannins and a minerally underpinning. Enticing hints of eucalyptus, dried fig and cigar box play on the finish. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha Tinta. Drink now through 2028. 80,000 cases made, 14,000 cases imported. -AN"

Product Description:

"Refined aromas of plums, blueberries and redcurrants that led to a bed of spices, flowers and balsamic touches, so distinctive of the Ygay Estate. Succulent, round and well-balanced in the mouth. A muscular wine with great potential.

The 2018 vintage marks a turning point and inaugurates a new era that represents the future for Marqués de Murrieta” María Vargas – Technical Director.

Product Detail

Item # 141113
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

94 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2018
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