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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 2 
ProducerMarqués de Riscal (web)
VarietyWhite Blend
RegionCastilla y León
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Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2015 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84.5 pts. and median of 85 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by king-bing on 1/4/2014: Lovely as ever/ Probably my favourite sub £10 house wine. Nice weight and balance. Zesty. Enough character. (460 views)
 Tasted by Valentin Gasser on 10/3/2013 & rated 85 points: Fresh, vibrant wine. A bit of pear and flintstone. Neither very compex nor thought-provoking but well-made. Good with any type of seafood. Drink now or in the next three years. (487 views)
 Tasted by dssmith on 7/23/2013 & rated 79 points: Very dry. Some fruit. Not very interesting (559 views)
 Tasted by Porchino on 7/12/2013 & rated 91 points: Fantastic value pick (560 views)
 Tasted by bjamesclark on 6/29/2013 & rated 88 points: Aromas of peach, apple, pear, wax crayon, lemon, stone and dry grass are pleasant with hints of spice.
On the palate this wine is balanced and appealing with flavors of apple pie, lemon zest, peach tones and a nice minerality. Clean with moderate acidity and low if any malo. the finish is clean and juicy.
A very food friendly wine (571 views)
 Tasted by AB_Taggart on 3/17/2013 & rated 85 points: A steal at undr $10 (370 views)
 Tasted by StefanAkiko on 2/17/2013 & rated 79 points: Absolutely no personality nor typicity. Drinking reasonably well but watery and shy. Small nose dominated by peach. On the palate a balanced, short, dry wine with S body, M+ acids and no complexity. Earth and small funk in the end-game. Had same experience as Zweeder.
Impression: at the better end of Average.
Non-blind. Had immediately fr 1/2-btl. (480 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/6/2012 & rated 80 points: Flowers, some citrus, peach and grasses in the bouquet. On the palate the same. Some herbs, lime, and grapefruit, but overall not really convincing. Someone said this must be an off bottle. I am not sure. (651 views)

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Marqués de Riscal

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White Blend

Blend of two or more white grape varietals. One of the oldest labels in the highly competitive market for Italian grappas. Made from 85% free-run grape juice as well as distilled pips and stems, rather than the pips and stems alone


Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

Castilla y León

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