Marques de Murrieta Reserva 92gp 2007
"Inky purple. A sexy, high-pitched bouquet displays red and dark berries, spicecake and exotic incense and floral qualities, with a slow-mounting vanilla quality. Sweet, palate-staining raspberry and blackberry flavors are complicated by notes of vanilla bean and cola, with gentle acidity adding lift. Finishes with supple tannins, very good precision and sweet persistence...91" IWC 9/10 "The 2007 Reserva shows far greater pedigree than the 2006. The blend is approximately the same with an additional two months in American oak. It exhibits greater intensity on the nose with elegant red fruit, mingling with lavender and terracotta aromas. It is well-defined and speaks of its place. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, well-defined entry. Crisp red fruit, sage and a touch of orange rind vie for attention, while the oak is succinctly well-integrated. The cocoa-tinged finish is both satisfying and long...90" WA 8/12
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