2015 Rioja Gran Reserva, Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja

2015 Rioja Gran Reserva, Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja

This limited edition Gran Reserva is made from 80% tempranillo, 9% graciano, 9% mazuelo and 2% garnacha. Having spent 27 months in 225-litre American oak barrels, this wine displays attractive sweet spice and dill notes. Expect balsamic and black olive notes as well as bramble and black cherry notes. The tannins are well integrated with perfect ripeness and grip and the palate showcases vibrant and refreshing acidity.

Critic score
94/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
In stock

Wine details

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  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2045info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

A barrel selection of the most age-worthy wines from the vintage, the 2015 Gran Reserva Limited Edition is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 9% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha from their 300 hectares of vineyards. The grapes were picked between the September 14 and October 16; the destemmed and lightly crushed grapes were fermented by plot and variety in stainless steel, and the varieties aged separately for 27 months in American barrels. Tasted next to the wines from 2018 and onward, this is a more powerful and concentrated wine, also because of the style of the vintage. The concept is to make a wine with more structure, power and aging potential. It's very classical with notes from the aging in American oak clearly recognizable, very spicy and tasty. The wine is medium to full-bodied and powerful but already developed by some time in bottle; it's spicy, tasty, chalky and still young with potential to age. 62,418 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2018.

Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com

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