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Barón de Chirel Reserva 2010 Tinto

Marqués de Riscal, Rioja

With 30% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The Bordeaux grape is only allowed in Rioja on an experimental basis but Riscal has been growing it since the 19th century —it played an important role in their classic Reserva Médoc reds. Aging in French oak barrels is the norm now. The excellent 2010 vintage displays the fruit expression (blackcurrant, undergrowth) of Cabernet which perfectly matches Tempranillo. This is a deep, well-structured red with fine tannins that will age beautifully. 17.5 points

Date tasted Monday 7th of December 2015
Reviewer Amaya Cervera
Grape 70% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing 18 months
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle 75 cl.
Drink 2015- 2025
Price 55 €