Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2012
|Brand||Marques de Murrieta|
James SucklingTerrific aromas of currants, berries, cinnamon and perfume. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a dense palate. Superb length and refinement. Compact. Super length. Superb quality considering the price. More delicate and refined than the 2010. Precise.
Wine EnthusiastEditors' Choice. Murrieta's wines have been on a good run in recent years, as evidenced by this saturated, fleshy Reserva. The nose delivers berry and cherry aromas, with ample oak. The palate is a full-volume bonanza of berry flavors framed by briary spice and toasty oak. A naturally spicy, ripe finish confirms its excellence; drink 2018-2026.
Wine Spectator This red is light but firm, with juicy acidity driving the berry, cherry, sandalwood and vanilla flavors. Compact and harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2022. 12,000 cases imported.