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Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005

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There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Alexandre Craig DWS, FWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Still very youthful, this very typical classically-styled Rioja is replete with aromas of soft strawberries, vanilla, spice and nuts, with bold structure and balancing acidity. An interesting red plum pit finish. Potential for cellaring is certainly there, although it's not showing well at the moment, due to the chalky tannins.
Geoffrey Lindsay reviewed this wine as follows:

The wine is deep dark purple red and shows no sign of browning with cherry red around the edge. The first whiff is of cedar, balsa and cherries. Licorice and blackberries and cherries it is faintly earthy with an even fainter hint of eucalyptus. It is all blackberries and cedar on the palate. The wine is definitely still tight. The finish is fairly soft with the tannins taking over from taste and they are very present. I’d love to see what this wine would be like in 2020, I think a revelation would be in store. Currently it’s just too tight but if you’re going to drink it all, as I did, I suggest a dinner of grilled lamb chops and potato salad.
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

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John Szabo, MS

There's terrific depth and density here from the reliable Marqués de Cáceres in this gran reserva, delivering all one could hope for from the category/price. Abundant spicy dark fruit, coconut, exotic Indian spice and sandalwood notes mingle in the complex ensemble, while the palate offers great tannic and acidic tension, not to mention length. A fine wine, and top value. Tasted April 2015. Value Rating: ***




Natalie's Review

Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Traditional, classic and savoury Italian red wine, with aromas of leather, dried herbs and red earth dust. Smoky not fruity. Full-bodied, smooth and mouth-watering. Great food wine. Decant for 1 hour. Drink: 2011-2018. 976670 13.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 89/100. May 2, 2015 Spectacular Spicy Wine  Full Review

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