Marques de Riscal Rioja 2015
Deep red. Expansive scents of ripe red and blue fruits, potpourri and baking spices, plus hints of vanilla and tobacco in the background. Gently chewy in texture and appealingly sweet, offering nicely concentrated cherry-vanilla, blueberry and mocha flavors that tighten up on the back half. Shows good depth as well as energy and finishes long and spicy, with a repeating cherry note and harmonious tannins adding subtle grip.
Plum, prune and leather aromas set up a lively palate with vibrant acidity. Plum, currant, vanilla and tobacco flavors form a classic Rioja mix, while vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate hints soften the finish.