Marqués De Cáceres Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja
Arch-classic producer Marqués de Cáceres delivers another refined, complex, elegant gran reserva with this 2004. I appreciate the balance between old and new school styles - this sits comfortably between the two, with neither the excessive American oak and harsh, lean fruit of the bad old style, nor the exaggerated, over ripe chocolaty-oak character of the bad new style. It's just about perfect. The palate is fine gained and refined, with a firm, dusty texture and impressively wide range of flavours. Lingering finish. All class; ready to drink or hold mid-term. Score: 92 (John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com, Feb 2013)
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Very smooth, with no flaws. So smooth I cannot pick out individual tastes. The only problem is that I could drink this all day. It seems that most of the good values these days are Spanish wines, properly aged at a decent price. Thirty bucks is a lot, but this is worth it.
tasted in Florida in March/13 at $13 per bottle, LCBO gouging, dusty, sour cherry, all typical rioja, delish!
Nice sweet nose. Flavours reminded me of cherries jubilee with a touch of mint, some leather. Dense mouthfeel. Still quite youthful. Delicious.
Lots of layered complexity here - dark fruit, toasted herbs, mint, sweet tobacco, mocha - no one impression overwhelming another. The structure is firm without many edges leading to a great balanced mouthfeel and long finish.