2015 Marques de Murrieta 'Gran Reserva-Limited Edition' Rioja

$79.95

Over a base of balsamic aromas, there are hints of spices, ripe black berries, cassis, and figs. The delicate aromatic range is completed with mineral and light earth notes. The wine is refined and it has a lively palate, with silky texture that is wrapped by polished tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Varietal:
Tempranillo
Winemaker:
Maria Vargas
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
27 months
Oak Treatment:
225-litre American Oak barrels
Appellation:
Rioja
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 9% Mazuelo. 2% Garnacha
SKU #:
1053798
Size:
750 ml Bottle

JS98

James Suckling

This is historical Rioja in the glass with dark-berry, Spanish-cedar, bark, mahogany and light earth aromas that follow through to a full body with firm, fine tannins that are layered and intense. It really is multilayered, with a citrus and cedar aftertaste. Wonderful length and composure. Try after 2023, but already fantastic.

DC95

Decanter

Marqués de Murrieta spoils the Rioja lover for choice, with Gran Reserva Especial as well as this fine Gran Reserva, and a very delicious reserva. Why select a Gran Reserva when the Reserva is so good? Because this is a wine made with great precision by winemaker María Vargas, who is also a master blender. Her attention to detail brings out a wonderfully complex expression of the succulent dark fruit, layered with very fine American oak.