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Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reservatext
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15¾/20

Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2005

Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, SpainBig cedar, tobacco, sweaty saddle leather, barnyard, smoky, vanilla, coconut, cherry jam savoury aromas. Round, full, dry, supple and elegant palate. Smoked meat, coconut, vanilla, cedar, tobacco leaf, peppery, savoury, light brettanomyces, gamey, dill and smoke flavours. Good finesse and balance but definitely on the older, rustic style. Drink now with lamb chops.Tasted: 10 January 2012Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$29.00750mlspecialty listing
AB$29.00750mlfine wine stores
ON$21.00750ml 
NS$29.00750ml 
Producer: Vinos Herederos del Marqués de Riscal S.A.Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Blend: Tempranillo - Graciano - MazueloCSPC: 214817UPC: 008410869450014