Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2018 750ml
Rank 40 in Wine Spectators top 100 wines of 2019
94 points - Robert Parker: "The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished, round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable."
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Varietals: 86% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 4% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha.
Overview: Marqués de Murrieta Reserva is a traditional Rioja wine crafted in the classic Murrieta signature style and enjoying all the benefits of modern winemaking philosophy, equipment and techniques. Made from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity, supple roundness on the palate and a hint of new oak. The Marqués de Murrieta vineyards on the 741-acre Ygay Estate are located in Rioja Alta between 320 meters to 485 meters above sea level.
Tasting notes: Refined aromas of plums, blueberries and redcurrants that led to a bed of spices, flowers and balsamic touches, so distinctive of our Ygay Estate. Succulent, round and well-balanced in the mouth. A muscular wine with great potential.
Aging: The wine is aged for 21 months in 225 litre American oak barrels.
Food Pairing: Red tuna grilled with viura shoots, bittersweet of piquillo pepper and soya, roasted onion; Galician blond beef tail in cannelloni of fine baked potato and red wine; vine shoots grilled turbot, its collagen in olive, rosemary and spicy hint; sugar-neutral tart with blue cheese and burrata.