This iconic red Rioja from Marques de Caceres has a wonderfully fruity palate, with dense black fruit flavours. On the nose a blend of toasted wood and hints of spice, combined with notes of candied red fruit and hints of liquorice. Round, pleasant, with voluminous tannins, revealing a slight aftertaste of ripe fruit. Lengthy and round finish.
Marques de Caceres is a wine from Rioja produced by Marques de Caceres, a winery that has years experience producing quality wines. It was founded in 1970 by Enrique Forner and pioneered the renewal of wines from Rioja. Currently, the fifth generation of the family is in charge of the winery. The 2016 harvest was conditioned by a rainy winter followed by slightly lower rainfall than usual. After a somewhat dry summer, the almost total absence of rain in mid-September and October allowed a slow and complete ripening of the fruit. A gradual harvest during October allowed a collection of perfectly ripe and completely healthy grape, with round and sweet tannins that permitted us to obtain structured and very fruity wines. 12 months is spent in French oak (60%) and American (40%) barrels. The grapes are taken from a selection of small plots from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa with low yields, less than 6.500kg/Ha. Awarded 93 points in Decanter 2019.
Great with cold Spanish meats, semi-matured cheese and grilled red meats.
92 pts James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90 pts Tim Atkin (2018 vintage)