Marques de Vargas 2014

The final wine from the Marques de Vargas estates from the wine tasting. This time a red wine from Rioja.

Made from a blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha, this wine is matured for 24 months in French, American and Russian barrels, which are regularly replaced to ensure none are over 5 years old.

Russian oak is a first for me. No idea if it differs in effect from the other two.

Very odd that this a reserva

In colour it is a ruby red with less intensity than the last one. It also has a very light scent, both of which surprised me. I expect reserva reds to be heavier and more intense, though I’m learning this is not always the case.

What scent I could distinguish (and it was tough) was red berries, and a hint of toast.

A light red berry fruit taste with a tangy clean finish. A silky feel in the mouth and a touch of balsamic.

To me it tasted like a young with but with less fruit. Having said that it was my favourite of the night.

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Name: Marques de Vargas
Colour: Red
Year: 2014 Reserva
Grapes 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo, 5% Garnacha
Winery: Marques de Vargas
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Quality Classification: Denominación de Origen de Calidad
Alcohol: 14%
Price: 18€

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