1950 Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja

SKU #1298602

It is rare to find bottles of 65+ year-old wine of any type, but to find some from such a storied producer as Marqués de Murrieta--laying in its original wooden case, with extraordinary fills--speaks to the quality and stellar conditions of this collection. It is particularly exciting that we came across these wines during a year where we have featured two other great bottlings from this legendary estate in the 2010 Marqués de Murrieta Reserva and the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer)

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Price: $499.99

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Varietal:

Tempranillo

- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penèdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Sub-Region:

Rioja