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Muriel Gran Reserva 2005 Wine Review

Muriel Gran Reserva 2005

Muriel Gran Reserva 2005

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Muriel

Agent: Wineworld Importers & Exporters Ltd

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Dried leather and cigar box with dried herbs. Mature, not fleshy or fruity but elegant and long. Dry and contemplative. Pair with leg of lamb.

Food pairings: leg of lamb, filet mignon, pork tenderloin.

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This Muriel Gran Reserva 2005 was reviewed on May 12, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This dark ruby red Rioja was vinified with 100% Tempranillo from the Rioja Alavesa sub region. Fermented in French oak. Complex aromatics and fantastic on the palate. The 2005 vintage is considered exceptional in Rioja and this wine is tasting well when tasted at Vancouver wine festival Feb 2018. Aged 3 years in bottle and 30 months in cask. Tasting strawberry, savoury, baking spices. Fine tannins integrating well. Well balanced. 92 points
From Rioja, Muriel Gran Reserva (2005) is made from 100% Tempranillo, the grape of Rioja. Muriel Winery was established in 1982. - Community Wine Review

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