Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2012
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WS Top 100
Item Number: 26567
Wine Spectator 93
WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 19
“Black cherry, currant and floral notes are expressive and alluring, balanced by loamy earth, tobacco and mineral elements that add a savory quality. Firm, well-integrated tannins give support to the polished texture, while orange peel acidity fuels the fresh finish. Drink now through 2027.”-WS
James Suckling 92
A rich and dense Rioja with aromas and flavors of dark berries with hints of hazelnut and mahogany. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now or hold.”-JS
"Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner.
The Forner family fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and settled in France. In the early 1960s, Henri Forner and his brother Elysée bought and restored two abandoned châteaux, Château Camensac and Château Larose-Trintaudon. These châteaux are now recognized as two of the finest properties in Bordeaux. When Henri decided to establish a bodega in his homeland, he selected what he considered the finest viticultural area in Spain: Cenicero in Rioja Alta.
Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqués de Cáceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas."-Winery Notes
5 star rioja
Posted by W. R. on 11/15/18 [Verified]
Posted by Clyde on 9/3/18 [Verified]
It deserved the WS Top 100 ranking.
Posted by Gary on 4/25/18 [Verified]
Delicious - Delicious wine!
Posted by Alan on 4/19/18 [Verified]
good but not great
Posted by Michele on 5/18/18 [Verified]
Get some :-) - My wife and I 'splurged', we usually go for roughly $10/bottle wines, and are happy we did. We're not wine connoisseurs but you don't need to be to appreciate the smooth complex nature of this wine. I'd recommend it.
Posted by Ryan on 2/20/18 [Verified]
Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2012? - Good price point
Posted by Ed on 11/13/17 [Verified]
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