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Product details
  • Method
    Organic Wine
  • Country
    Spain, Rioja
  • Grape
    Tempranillo, Graciano
  • Strength
  • Smell
    Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Balsamic, Vanilla
  • Taste
    Black and Red Fruits, Liquorice, Dried Fruits
  • Vintage

Marqués de Riscal has been voted the second best vineyard in the world and have been making premium Spanish wines since 1858.

At Marqués de Riscal, there used to be “winemaker’s wines” among its Historic Reservas. In the tradition of the Bordeaux cellar masters, the oenologist marked barrels with the letters XR, indicating wines with special characteristics which were not present in others. A custom dating back to 1869.

The Marqués de Riscal XR pays tribute to these uniquely wonderful wines which have graced the Marqués de Riscal cellars over the years. Marqués de Riscal XR is truly a delight. It continues to grow from the point of opening.

Marqués de Riscal XR begins with sweet, smoked and spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Liquorice sweets then come through alongside ripe blueberries, blackcurrants, black cherries and touches of syrupy balsamic.

Marqués de Riscal XR has also spent 2 years being aged in American oak, so expect a big whack of vanilla to be perfectly integrated in. Then, through a further time spent ageing in the bottle, Marqués de Riscal XR has notes of dried fruits, figs and a real gamey quality.

Marqués de Riscal XR is rich, complex and expertly structured. It will be great to drink now, or be laid down for good amount of time. Do not miss out on this one!

  • Decanter 2022 Gold Award – 96 Points
  • James Suckling – 94 Points

Pair with: Lamb Tagine

Marqués de Riscal XR is a seriously special wine. You can view the rest of the Marqués de Riscal wines we sell here.

Buy purchasing this product you confirm you are at least 18 years of age, will recycle the bottle and packaging and care about the environment.

We deliver to UK mainland (excluding Scottish Highlands) using DPD Local from £4.95. Your Marques de Riscal XR will be delivered within 3 working days of purchase. DPD will email you a tracking reference once they have picked up your order from us and provide you with a delivery slot for the following working day. If you have any questions please call us on 0204 501 8436 or use the contact us from here.

Note no pricing is included with the Marques de Riscal XR so the recipient will not know how much it cost. On the checkout page you can mark your order as a gift and leave a free personalised gift message.

7 Questions
  • Marques De Riscal has been voted the second best vineyard in the world for the second year in a row in 2022. They are known for producing high quality white and red wines. Their top selling wine worldwide is the Marques De Riscal Rioja Reserva. You can buy it here.

  • Marques De Riscal is located in northern Spain in the world famous Rioja wine region. We have detailed article on their winery here.

  • Yes. Select the bottle of wine you want to send as a gift and then on the checkout page mark the order as a gift. Once you do this a text box will appear where you can enter in your gift message. Note we do not include any pricing information with the delivery of the wine so the recipient will not know how much the bottle of wine gift cost.

  • Discounts prices are available to all active subscribers and wine club members. Simply purchase a monthly wine subscription or join the wine club and the discounted prices are applied automatically to all future orders.

  • In the monthly wine subscription, you receive a monthly delivery of wines curated by our sommeliers, based on the type preference you select (red wine, white wine or both). This helps subscribers to discover new styles and varieties, which you wouldn’t normally come across or buy. Wine club members pay a selected amount into their wine club account every month. We don’t deliver any wine to them until they place an order for the specific wines they chose using their account balance. In short, the subscription product is for wine drinkers wanting to discover new wines and are happy for us to chose for them where the wine club is for those who know what they like and want to have control over which wines they receive. Both monthly subscriber and wine club members receive discounted prices on all orders.

  • We endeavour to source wines from small family-operated vineyards, who are either certified organic, bio-dynamic, or working towards this. All certified organic wines will be labelled as such, in our online store. Currently, 85% of the wines we sell are certified organic so there plenty to choose from. If you head to the menu on the website select Wine Method / Organic Wine and that will show you all the wine in our shop which is certified organic.

  • There are multiple options for delivery. The cheapest option is our 3 working day delivery service which is £4.95. DPD is our preferred delivery partner who will provide you with a live tracking link and delivery window once the item/s have been collected from our warehouse. You can read more about delivery options here.

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