Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva 2015
|Brand||Marqués de Cáceres|
Station Plaza Wine
Mixing fruit from the various villages in the Rioja Alta with 15% fruit from Laguardia and Lanciego, this stylish, Tempranillo-dominated Reserva is made to a commendably consistent quality. Aged in French oak, it's dense, concentrated yet refreshing with bramble, black cherry and nutmeg flavors and fresh acidity. 2021-28"
- "Aromas of ripe berries and plums with spices and toasted oak, as well as dried flowers, following through to a full body with chewy tannins and a tannic finish. Lots of fruit and tannins still. Another year or two will soften it. Try in 2021."
Cassis and raisin aromas announce a fully ripe, warm-year reserva with enough acidic kick on the palate to ensure balance. Blackberry and baked plum flavors benefit from said acidity, while finishing notes of cured beef and baked berry fruits confirm that this a ripe-style Rioja. Drink through 2024.
This plump red offers well-integrated flavors of plum, tobacco, anise and tar, supported by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. A bit austere, in a savory style. Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta and Graciano. Drink now through 2023. 37,500 cases made, 30,000 cases imported.