Bodegas Muriel Gran Reserva 2001

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $31.99
Item No. 124179
  • RP91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
91 Points

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nikkileth - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/23/2013)
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.
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healea11 - Broomall, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/13/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I really enjoyed this wine. There was no bitter after taste even though the wine was very dry.
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mullzoo - Boston, MA (read all my reviews)

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(5/19/2014)
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Learn About Bodegas Muriel

Bodegas Muriel was founded in 1982, when Julian Murua revived his father's (Jose Murua) winery, which dates back to 1926 in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa (one of the three sub-regions that make up Spain's Rioja appellation). The cellars are in the quaint, historic village of Elciego, which is renowned for being surrounded by some of the best terrior in Rioja. The name Muriel...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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