Marques de Murrieta 'Dalmau' Reserva, Rioja DOCa 2014, Spain
PRESS: Decanter - 98 points. "How much better can Dalmau get? It’s exceptionally finely balanced, a perfect expression of a single vineyard within the estate, resoundingly full of black fruit, dark chocolate, liquorice. A powerful wine, but never overbearing, even in its youth. Wonderful to enjoy now, but will seriously reward cellaring. Drinking Window 2019 - 2031"
Producer: Marques de Murrieta
Country Hierarchy: Spain
Grape/Blend: Rioja Red Blend (75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Graciano)
Food Suggestion: Deboned ox tail with red wine, mint and clove flavouring, crunchy fried breadcrumbs; stewed Pigeon, red wine, cacao and black pepper; veal shank, potato croquette and red piquillo pepper; dark chocolate truffles
Wine Style: Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content: 14%
A selection of the best fruit available in selected vintages from their old single vineyard called Canajas, located 465 meters above sea level. Its soil is mainly clay-chalky, with a stony topsoil, which favors optimal ripening.