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Muriel Gran Reserva 2004 Wine Review

Muriel Gran Reserva 2004

Muriel Gran Reserva 2004

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Muriel

Agent: Wineworld Importers & Exporters Ltd

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Texture, texture, texture! Velvet wrapped in satin. Yes! Black fruit, layered, contemplative. Not showy or huge. This wine was matured for 30 months in oak barrels yet the oak doesn't dominate at all. There was another 3 years of aging in the bottle. This wine is ready to be a counselor to other wines such is its maturity and wisdom. Have a seat, pour out your troubles.

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This Muriel Gran Reserva 2004 was reviewed on October 11, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 421289
  • $26.11 
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Reviews and Ratings

Brian Carroll reviewed this wine as follows:

A Gran Reserva Rioja at a Reserva price.

Riojas have three classifications: Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. Each has strict regulations about the minimum time the wine has to remain in barrels and then in bottles. The three classifications correspond to longer aging times.

This Gran Reserva is a deep dark purple red in the glass, with a hint of brick at the meniscus. The nose comes across boldly with cherries and attractive hints of lemon, raisins, green peppers, and pepper. Refreshing on the palate, cherries predominate with lemon also coming forward. There are also hints of raisin, green pepper, oak, pepper and allspice. The flavours linger in aftertaste. A wine to be enjoyed slowly.

This classic Rioja can be enjoyed on its own, or with food. It goes well with turkey dinner. We're keeping it in the cellar for special dinners.

Riojas are released when ready to drink. Hugh Johnson says that 2004 Riojas can be drunk now, but special ones can last longer. We've put 6 bottles in the cellar for drinking in 2014-16. It may last longer, but somehow I don't think we'll find out.
The grapes for this Vendimia Seleccionada are grown on vines that are an average of 40 years old. The wine is aged for 30 months in American and French oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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