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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Marques de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2000
Marques de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2000
(search item no. 92630)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Others

Very complex nose with a combination of balsamic aromas, spices and raisiny fruit. Intense, dark color with just a reddish, iodine-colored tinge at the rim. Initial impact of balsamic aroma in the mouth which fades leaving smoothness along the edge and below the tongue, with a slight recollection of tannin on the upper gums and front palate.

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About Marques de Riscal:

Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. In 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines.

Marqués de Riscal sells its products in over 70 countries and its wines have enjoyed the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media.