Made from 84% Tempranillo, 13% Garnacha and 3% Mazuelo, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity and supple roundness on the palate, and a hint of new oak. Our Red Reserva is a traditional Rioja with the classic Murrieta signature and enjoys all the benefits of modern winemaking philosophy, equipment and techniques.
The Marqués de Murrieta Red Reserva pairs well with red meats and cured ham as well as grilled fish and dishes with rich sauces. We recommend you decant the wine half an hour before serving it at 16º to 18º C.
""Bright red. Fresh red berry and spice aromas suggest a higher percentage of garnacha. Suave, energetic red berry flavors stain the palate, nicely braced by tangy mineral and spice qualities. The finish repeats the red fruit note and hangs on tenaciously.
International Wine Cellar
"At first it seems closed and drawn, but with time this serious Rioja unveils toasty raspberry and mineral-tinged cola and plum aromas and flavors. There’s natural snap to the wine courtesy of bright natural acidity, but also some beef and body that manifests itself in a controlled creaminess that houses herbal, chocolaty finishing notes. "
I had this Rioja together with some beef bourgignon, it was a very good pairing since the wine is dry and full bodied. It is a good idea to leave decanting for a while. I give it four stars because in spite of being very good, and something i would buy again under a price/quality criterion, there are better Riojas out there.
reach, dark and smooth
Earthy & Spicy
I should have been scared by the color of this wine once I poured it into the decanter...bright red that actually stained the glass! I was not impressed with this wine. The flavor was tart and the taste was average. This might make for an ok table wine at a party once everyone has drank the good stuff. Price definitely reflected quality in this bottle...cheap.