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Marques de Riscal Baron de Chirel Reserva 2010

Marques de Riscal Baron de Chirel Reserva 2010


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Barón de Chirel wine first appeared in 1986 as the result of experimental production using a selection of grapes from very old vines, between 80 and 110 years' old, with a very low yield and high quality. From the results of these trials would appear what we could say was the precursor of the so-called "new era" of Rioja wines.
Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Marques de Riscal
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis deep, smoky, minerally wonder is full to the brim with ripe blackberry, tobacco and fine-oak aromas. In the mouth, this Tempranillo-led blend is rich and jammy but not out of shape. Blackberry, prune and toasty flavors finish lusty, with a touch of heat and burn that should settle in due time. Drink now through 2023.

Michael Schachner, August 1, 2015
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateNeal Martin reviewed the 2010 Barón de Chirel Reserva before bottling in May 2012, and now all the good things he saw in that sample are confirmed by the bottled version. The nose offers a clear Bordeaux profile that is quite classical with cedar wood, lead pencil, tea leaves, leather and cherry aromas. On the palate the fine-grained, sophisticated tannins of the Cabernet are very well integrated with the oak and are countered by good freshness and length in a very classical harmonious style. This is a great showing for Chirel. Approximately 30% of the grapes used were Cabernet Sauvignon. 26,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorTobacco and tar notes frame dried cherry, plum and light gamy flavors in this old-school red. This is harmonious, with a savory character, a polished texture and a long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,416 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, August 31, 2015