Muriel Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada 2008, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$18.95 (276030)

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90 pts
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October 31, 2015

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Carries with it the efforts and old barrel trials of generations in its classic aromas. Cedar, dried plum, bitumen,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Representing top value for money, the 2008 Reserva merits considerable praise. Dark red-garnet in colour, the wine...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Showing a hint of garnet with 6 years age but still with plenty of life. The nose is quite intense with lots of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very good value here offering here with ample complexity for the price. It is dark and dense and a little bitter...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very pleasant, mid-weight, quite fresh Rioja, especially given its age. It has sour-edged red...

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Community Reviews (6)

Rolly Astrom
Rolly Astrom

Lovely soft tannins…great value

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Allan Miller
Allan Miller

Very nice and drinking beautifully. Great value under $20

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Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Stylistically, this seemed a cross between old-school and modern Riojas.

The nose had dark fruit, but it was decidedly secondary to bramble, leather, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, earthy tones and a slight charred wood smokiness.

On the palate, medium tannins and medium+ acid make for a decidedly food-friendly wine. The caramel/vanilla is front and centre, but not overpowering. Fruit includes cherry chutney, dark plum. Beautiful savoury finish.

Definitely worth aging.

Tasted November 2015

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carlost
carlost

Very nice wine, great value
Tasted June 2015

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Harry Ludwig
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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

This wine was just not what I wanted out of a bottle so highly rated. The flavours were muted, very woody and dry; almost as if it had aged a bit too long. Although very drinkable and pleasing in some ways I don't think it is worth a 90 (and by no means a 95 as rated in a competing publication).

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