Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2010
|Brand||Marques de Murrieta|
James SucklingSlightly lifted nose with ripe cherries and cedary oak. The palate has deeply ripe tannins that underpin fleshy, pristine blue fruits. Great balance, class and polish here.
Wine AdvocateI also tasted the 2010 Gran Reserva Limited Edition, even though the wine will take some time to be released. The wine shows a different profile, with more freshness, better integrated oak and more subtle nuances in the nose. There is great finesse and balance on the palate. All wines spend some seven to 11 months in the beginning of their upbringing (nine in this case) in new oak, and then they are transferred to used barrels to complete the total time, which in this case was around 25 months in barrel. It develops notes of licorice and aniseed, quite focused. Some 30,000 bottles produced.
Wine SpectatorBlack cherry, plum and dried fig flavors mingle with cocoa and licorice notes in this plump red. Generous and graceful, with light tannins and balsamic acidity giving this just enough structure for balance. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases imported.