Located in Cenicero in the heart of Rioja Alta, Marques de Caceres was founded by Enrique Forner in the late 1960s. Aided by a fresh microclimate the Tempranillo grapes attain their expressive best before this wine is aged for 12 months in oak and up to 14 months in bottle.
Cherry and blackberry aromas are accompanied by Mediterranean herb aromatics on the nose, with luscious red cherry and strawberry fruits, cinnamon and silky tannins with a long, silky and spicy finish.
Enjoy this one over the next three years with grilled vegetables, paella, ham, chorizo and cheese.
88 Points – Wine Spectator:
This round red offers cherry, plum, leafy, licorice and smoke notes that mingle harmoniously over modest tannins. Balanced and focused. Drink now through 2018.
88 Points – Wine Enthusiast:
Black fruits, earth notes and a hint of toast create a subtle, inviting nose. In the mouth, this is chunky but balanced, with mild tannins. Cassis and plum are the lead flavors, and the finish is mellow and fleshy in feel, with a certain lazy ease to it.