Sarah Jane Evans MW gives her tasting notes and drinking window for Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2005.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Points 90
Grape Variety:Tempranillo
Drink:2013-2017

Product:

Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2005

Producer:

This product is featured in: Top Riojas through the ages.

Murrieta Reserva offers a reliable taste of classic Rioja. This has had about 22 months in American oak, the traditional wood for ageing in the region, giving a superb slick of vanilla and adding richness to the cherry fruit. The ripeness of 2005 makes it ready to drink now, though it has plenty of life ahead.
Price £13–£20 widely available
Drink 2013–2017
Alc 14%