2016 Marques de Murrieta 'Gran Reserva-Limited Edition' Rioja

$79.95

A bouquet of ripe black fruit, aromas of plum, blackcurrant and blackberry, balsamic and fallen leaves nuances. Subtly spicy and mineral undertones. Deep and fine in the palate, assembled with elegant tannins. Fluid, well-balanced with a finish full of subtleties.

Varietal:
Tempranillo
Winemaker:
Maria Vargas
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
26 months
Oak Treatment:
225-litre American Oak barrels
Appellation:
Rioja
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
82% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 8% Mazuelo
Score Vinous:
96
SKU #:
1053969
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2016 Gran Reserva is a meticulously crafted blend of 82% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 8% Mazuelo sourced from the esteemed Ygay Estate in Rioja Alta. It aged for up to 26 months in American oak barrels. This wine epitomizes the essence of Rioja reds when vineyard management and winemaking precision align with a distinct stylistic vision. Presenting an opaque garnet hue, it entices with a bouquet of complex aromas: plum marmalade, herbal undertones, maraschino cherry, dried fruits, licorice and subtle hints of balsamic and menthol. On the palate, it offers a dry and robust profile with a velvety, juicy texture. The finish is long, balanced and harmonious. The 2016 vintage exemplifies a wine crafted for aging, just beginning to reveal the nuances and intricacies of a bouquet that will evolve with time.

JS96

James Suckling

Aromas of black berries, black olives, black truffles, autumn leaves and earth. Grilled orange peel. Very complex. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a complex and complete finish. Nicely persistent and focused. 26 months in American oak. Drink or hold.