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Vinos Blancos de Castilla Marqués de Riscal Limousin 2005

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Marqués de Riscal, the oldest Rioja house, has for many years been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. As far back as 1858, it became the first winery in Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method, and in 1972 it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines. Marqués de Riscal sells its products in 80 countries and its wines enjoy the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media. Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are predominantly made from grapes from Tempranillo vines over 15 years of age, grown in the best clay-limestone soils of the Rioja Alavesa. Riscal Reservas spend around two years in American-oak casks, producing a wine which corresponds to the classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and very suitable for laying down for many years. This 'Rioja Reserva' shows a dark cherry colour with good depth. Balsamic aromas with hints of ripe fruit on the nose and a fresh and light attack, with soft, rounded tannins. This Rioja is spicy and complex, the finish is persistent with subtle toasted oak character. It is elegant, fresh and easy to drink. Try with ham, mild cheeses, casseroles which are not too spicy, pulse dishes, poultry, red meat, grilled and roast meat.

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Marqués de Riscal:
Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. As far back as 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines. Marqu&ea... Read more
Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. As far back as 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines. Marqués de Riscal sells its products in over 70 countries and its wines enjoy the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media. In the XXI century, Herederos del Marqués de Riscal is still writing its history with the “Ciudad del Vino”, a project that is a milestone in the way to understand the world of wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Vinos Blancos de Castilla Marqués de Riscal Limousin

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Snooth User: motosesp
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5.00 5
12/07/2010

every bit as good as the aclaimed 2004, if this gets better as suggested by the experts it will be the bargain of the year.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
10/25/2010

musty earth-like characteristics on the nose combined with sour cherry fruit intertwined with subtle black tea leaves


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
05/09/2011

mushroom, tea leaves, some dried cherry notes layered with black fruit, very sophisticated, nicely balanced, tremendous age-ability


Snooth User: Erica Landin
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4.00 5
08/13/2012

Here you immediately notice the roots that fine rioja has in the Bordeaux trade. An elegant reminder of past, present and future. Soft, elegant with warm fruit and integrated oak. Intensity provided by grapes from old vines but without the excess of some modern winemaking. The 15% cabernet sauvignon adds to the Bordeaux feeling. Excellent vintage.


Snooth User: JonDerry
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3.00 5
10/05/2011

Faint, sour cherries, with some wood shavings on the nose. Strong vanilla character on the palate with sour pomegranate, cherries, and mild oak. Light to medium in texture. Nice medium finish shows off its robust acidity. 90 points.


Snooth User: ivankevin
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3.50 5
02/11/2008

vino muy arómatico. Entra muy bien.


Snooth User: volkswankin
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4.50 5
12/10/2012

Incredibly balanced. Wonderful fruit, but not overwhelming. Medium bodied with notes of raspberry and a bit of coca. Superb, long tannic finish. Wine displays amazing structure and really opened up after about an hour. Must be decanted to fully appreciate the complexity and balance in this wine. Stands up to even $100+ Bordeaux.

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External Reviews for Vinos Blancos de Castilla Marqués de Riscal Limousin

External Review
09/28/2011

Bright ruby-red. Complex, aromatic bouquet of red berries, dried cherry, sassafras, tobacco and cedary oak. On the palate, dark fruits are joined by mounting vanilla and oak spice character. Packs a solid punch and finishes with very good spicy persi... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 750ml


External Review
10/08/2010

A dark cherry colour with good depth. Balsamic aromas with hints of ripe fruit, complex and spicy. The attack is fresh and light, with soft, rounded tannins. The finish proves persistent with some reminders of toasted oak. Its passage through the mouth is pleasant and elegant, fresh and easy to drink.


External Review
10/26/2012

Cherry-red color with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.


External Review
04/21/2010

Er hat eine rubinrote Farbe mit dunkleren Schattierungen. Traditionelles Bukett der Rioja Alavesa mit Akzenten von Vanille und getoastetem Eichenholz, komplexes Aroma. Eindruck von Frische in ausgewogener Kombination mit grosser Weichheit im Abgang.


External Review
05/19/2011

Scents of blackberries, coffee and spicy oak jump out at you from the start. Medium to full-bodied, this wine is loaded with mouthcoating tannins that are balanced by lush fruit flavors.


External Review
05/19/2011

A more refined style of Spanish wine, this offering possesses aromas of dried berries and earth. The midpalate is filled with dense flavors of fig and dark roots, contained within a rich, full body. As a result of prolonged barrel aging, the finish has flavors of vanilla and toasty oak.


External Review
01/03/2012

Bright, deep red. Aromatic, suave nose combines plum, currant, nuts, tobacco and sweet oak spices. Dense, silky and fresh, with a mineral component contributing to the winersquo;s clarity of flavor. A snappy, classic Rioja with excellent length. Very strong for the vintage.


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Cherry-red colour with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.

<p>This wine is a blend of hand-selected 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano and Mazeulo. Aged in American oak barrels for about two years. Complex and dark-purple in color.</p>

Dietary Information: Organic


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