Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva 2015
|Brand||Marqués de Cáceres|
Deep, shimmering ruby. Ripe cherry and red currant on the highly perfumed nose, accompanied by building vanilla and spice nuances. Taut, focused and youthfully wound up, reluctantly offering bitter cherry, red berry, mocha and spicecake qualities and a smoky topnote. The impressively long, penetrating finish features youthful, gripping tannins and resonating red currant and spice notes. By all means give this one some time, or at least a good amount of air if you plan on opening it any time soon.
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.