2010 Rioja Reserva, Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja

The 2010 Reserva is described as "Mind boggling quality for the price asked" by Luis Gutierrez of The Wine Advocate, and he gives the wine 93 points. The wine is a beautiful deep ruby colour with a balance of vanilla spice, dark cherry and dried herbs. It has an enchanting, lifted edge which adds complexity and interest.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£74.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Spain
  • Grape
    93% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    4% Carignan/Cariñena
    2% Graciano
    1% Grenache/Garnacha
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2021
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2010 Rioja Reserva, Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja

TASTING NOTES

“Fabulous aromas of crushed berry and dark fruits with walnuts, hazelnuts, and ginger. Cinnamon and honey melon too. Full-bodied, very tight and firm. Linear backbone of fruit and tannins. Very long and racy. 22 months in American oak (six months new and then racked into used). Beautiful now but needs another two or three years to soften. A triumph.”

James Suckling
94/100

There is gob-smacking precision and elegance here. It’s a pure wine with no oak that is super harmonious, floral and fragrant. I simply fell in love with the nose. Now onto the palate. The entry is really fluid, and then it explodes in your mouth, filling it along a thread of fine acidity making it long and tasty. It has the same astonishing purity and harmony, focus and precision found in the nose. This has to be the best Reserva from Murrieta in recent times. Bravo! One million bottles produced, but all the wine is one single lot and all the bottles you can find are exactly the same just they are bottled continuously for four months. Mind boggling quality for the price asked

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
93/100