First visit to our new site? Create an account before placing your first order.

MARQUES DE RISCAL XR Special, Rioja Reserva 2015 Bottle

MARQUES DE RISCAL XR Special, Rioja Reserva 2015 Bottle Image

Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl

£29.95 / £179.70 £170.70 case

Minus 1 Add
Minus 1 Add
Red Still Wine

ABV: 14%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grape: Tempranillo

Description

Intense black-cherry colour with good depth of colour and hardly any signs of evolution. Very expressive aromas on the nose with notes of liquorice, cinnamon and black pepper, with just a subtle hint of the long cask-ageing, thanks to its great complexity and ripe, concentrated fruit. Fresh and easy to drink on the palate, good backbone and lovely, polished tannins. The long, persistent finish leaves gentle balsamic reminders of the finest quality. At Marqués de Riscal, there used to be “winemaker’s wines” among its Historic Reservas, like the Reserva Medoc and the XR, which never became commercial names. In the tradition of the Jerez capataces (cellarmasters), the enologist marked some of the barrels in chalk with the letters XR as a consequence of having found special characteristics which were not present in others. This custom lasted almost a century, between the harvests of 1869 and 1964. XR 2015, its first vintage, pays tribute to all the master winemakers who, from Jean Pineau to today, have helped to forge a part of the greatest history of Spanish wine in Marqués de Riscal.

You may also be interested in

MARQUES DE RISCAL Rioja Reserva 2016 Bottle/nc VGN Image
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl

£16.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add
Vegan Organic
Favourite
MARQUES DE RISCAL Rueda, Limousin Verdejo 2018 Bottle - VGN ORG Image
White Still Wine | Spain | Rueda | 75cl

£14.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add
MARQUES DE RISCAL Rioja Reserva 2014 9 LITRE - NO DISC Image
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 900cl

£299.95

900cl
Minus 1 Add
MARQUES DE RISCAL Proximo Rioja Joven 2016 Bottle/st Image
Red Still Wine | Spain | Rioja | 75cl

£9.95

75cl
Minus 1 Add