Marqués De Riscal Reserva 2006, Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Spain

$24.75 (32656)

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86 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The 2006 vintage is another complex mature Rioja from this famous producer. It has a classic nose of dry cherry and...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Huge barnyard, medicinal, soy, prune, meaty, stewed carrot and tobacco compost aromas. Soft, round, smooth entry with...

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium ruby to garnet in colour with a medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: Cedar, sandalwood, plums, dry cherry, a touch of vanilla bean, leather, cinnamon, all spice, red peppers & raspberry. Medium to full body with medium+ tannins, good acidy & long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Points: The Marqués De Riscal Reserva has been on the LCBO general list as long as I can remember & always consistent in taste, which is very good. Best part is the LCBO usually has this wine on sale periodically throughout the year.

Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.

Tasted: 25 June 12

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Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2006 Marqués De Riscal Reserva, same as the 2005 vintage, is composed of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo (Cariñena) and was aged in American oak for 26 months. It is a light to medium bodied, integrated wine, with on-the-lighter-side appealing notes of red currant, cedar and vanilla. It has a nice food friendly acidity, tannins that are still grippy (decant for 1+ hour) and a medium to long finish. It seems to be closed off even after an hour of decanting, suggesting that perhaps aging for couple of years may open it up - drink 2013 to 2018. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts. Tasted Apr/12.

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