Marques de Murrieta is one of Rioja's classic wineries and dates back to the 1800's. Over the past decade or so they have really put tremendous efforts into the health of their vineyards and the results have been impressive.
"The red blend 2015 Rioja Reserva is 80% Tempranillo with 12% Graciano, 6%
Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, a little more Graciano and Mazuelo, something
logical in ripe and warm years like 2015. It's produced with grapes from
a diversity of the 30 different plots within the estate, to represent
the character of if. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in
American oak barrels for 18 months. It's spicy and somewhat balsamic,
with some dusty tannins. It's a ripe and powerful vintage." 93 Points Luis Gutierrez Wine Advocate
"So fresh and elegant with more than enough concentration
and structure, this is a fine example of a 2015 Reserva.
Ripe-blackberry, licorice, smoke and bourbon notes. I love the velvety
texture of the long, intense finish. Better from 2019 and with long
aging potential. " 93 points James Suckling