Bodegas Muriel Gran Reserva has a medium ruby-brick color. Aromatic explosion of fine oak (vanilla, fine herb and spices), very mature fruit such as raisins, as well as caramel and subtle bottle ageing sensations (leather and tobacco). These aromas become more intense and complex as the wine begins to breathe. On the palate the wine is perfectly assembled, full of velvet silkiness. A classic Rioja that is only produced in superior vintages.
Ideal with all types of grilled and roasted meats. It also matches well with strong fish and all kind of cured cheeses. Tasty with chocolate desserts and puddings.
"The 2001 Muriel Gran Reserva, also from a superb vintage, was aged in French and American oak for 30 months followed by 3 years in bottle prior to release. It offers up a splendid, subtly sexy perfume of Asian spices, leather, incense, a hint of balsamic, and cherry. Elegant and satin-textured, this impeccably balanced, lengthy effort will continue to drink well for another 10 years."
The Wine Advocate
I rarely give 5 stars. This wine knocked me off my feet!Beautiful dark ruby color, oak, spice and berry flavors (which I love)and aromas of even strawberry. Wonderful finish.
Smooth & Supple
I really enjoyed this wine. There was no bitter after taste even though the wine was very dry.