Marques de Riscal Reserva 1969

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Item No. 122913
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Medium-deep garnet. A nose of deep, sweet dark cherry and spices. Very complex, lifted and alive;three-dimensional. Seemingly Burgundian in orientation. Medium-bodied, with an integrated, graceful attack of sweet fruit, smoke, leather and mineral. The wine still has considerable (well-integrated) sweet tannins still showing sufficient concentration remain on this plateau for a few years; long and elegant.

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Style: Smooth & Supple
This wine is from my birth year. I had to buy it and taste it. It was such a great experience. Aromas of plum, maybe some faint fig. Something nuttty, some mushroom, and truffles. Also faint aromas of hay, green pepper, and leather. Yes, I know; a strange combination of aromas. But it was THAT complex. The fruit flavors are still there despite the age. A little bit of young, tart cherry. The aftertaste is fantastic; it is nutty and a bit earthy. I also taste mushrooms, nutmeg, very light oak and creamy vanilla, plus some notes of floral. I love that earthy, nutty, truffle flavors that linger.
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Arthur L - Cresskill, NJ (read all my reviews)

I'm not sure how much longer this would have kept but it was lovely. It's amazing what 40 years in the bottle can do. It opened up to a still slightly fruity, very complex wine as described in the notes.
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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.

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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