Great drinking from a very good vintage

  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Tempranillo

$25.99 $19.99 elsewhere $25.99

Regions : Rioja

Great drinking from a very good vintage

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Founded by Julian Murua and located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa in Elciego next to the River Mayor. The wines of Bodegas Muriel offer exceptional value and a lovely fruity style of easy drinking Rioja. From a very good Rioja vintage this wine offers juicy red fruit flavours with spice and leather notes, soft tannins and a lovely ripe, long, satisfying length.

Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"A selection of grapes from vineyards in the Rioja Alta and the Rioja Alavesa, planted in very poor calcareous soils of a clay loam texture. The vines are grown mainly using a traditional goblet-pruned system. The wine fermentation and maceration process is carried out during 15 days in stainless steel vats, with a daily pumping over routine for the optimum extraction of colour and tannins. The wine is matured for 12 months, in 225 litre capacity American oak barrels.

To the eye, it has a middle layer of bright cherry colour. The aroma of very fine ageing (vanilla, coconut, roasted coffee) is combined with notes of ripe red berries and liquorice. The palate is wide and elegant, with a clean aftertaste, persistent and of pleasant memory."

91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Combining sweet fruit flavours with deep savoury nuances, the wine shows dark fruit, leather, mushroom, smoked wood, almond and floral aromas on the nose. The palate is attractively fruited with engaging spicy/savoury flavours, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and fine, chalky tannins. A sturdy red offering complexity and a lingering dry finish. At its best: now to 2020."

90/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, October 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Red fruit, spice, vanilla and coconut. Medium-bodied, red fruits with a layer of vanilla biscuit oak, supple tannin, perhaps some sausage savouries, and a clean finish with silty tannin cleaning up. Good job. You get what you came for."

Sue Courntey, (2015 Vintage)
"This deep dark red-hued wine has a wonderfully fragrant bouquet like blackberry jam infused with cedar and mint and the flavours are crammed with plums, cherries, spice and liquorice with sappy vanillin oak and perhaps a hint of tobacco. It’s bright in the mouth with silky tannins, a meaty richness and an underlying tarry savouriness and the lingering finish is long, juicy and flavoursome."

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