Marqués De Cáceres Gran Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$29.95 (976670)

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May 02, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

There's terrific depth and density here from the reliable Marqués de Cáceres in this gran reserva, delivering all one...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Just a touch of garnet on the rim at 10 years age. The nose is complex and intense with lots of coconut and vanilla,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a full mature, tiring Rioja. Lots of wood vanillin, coconut, cedar shaving, leather and pruny fruit, as is...

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Community Reviews (4)

Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

I have had a few high priced busts recently, so when I opened this one and the cork was rotten, it was oh, no, not again. But it was definitely not again. This wine is wonderful. Lots of pepper, complex and smooth. It is everything I hope for in a decent wine. Ah, finally.

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Allan Miller
Allan Miller

Great year in Rioja. great value ****

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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

There were no surprises here - this was a wine full of wood and spice notes, with a good depth of flavour and a dusty, drier finish. Expect aromas of cedar, sandalwood, cassis, pepper and dried herbs. This was good value for an aged wine bought from the LCBO that can be opened right away.

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Paul Yeoman
Paul Yeoman

Not sure if I'm missing something. The wine is smooth and pleasant at first, but quickly turns sour and bitter with rather harsh alcohol burn. We both finished the bottle, but agreed it wasn't worth a second purchase (especially at the price). Disappointing, as it was purchased to celebrate a good day.

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