Marques De Riscal Reserva Rioja 2016
Marques De Riscal Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2016
Grape varieties, 90% Tempranillo with 7% Graciano and 3% Mazuela to provide crispness and a lively colour, aged for around 2 years in American Oak Barrels.
Intense black cherry colour with good depth of colour and hardly any signs of evolution. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-ageing, thanks to its great complexity and ripe, concentrated fruit. Fresh and easy to drink on the palate, good backbone and lovely, polished tannins. The long, persistent finish leaves gentle balsamic reminders of the finest quality.
Classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and very suitable for laying down for many years.
This wine pairs well with ham, mild cheeses, casseroles which are not too spicy, pulse dishes, poultry, red meat, grilled and roast meat.
Rated 92/100 Points by Tim Atkin MW in January, 2020