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Marques de Murrieta Dalmau Reserva 2009 Spain  Rioja Red Wine  Red Blend 24928 17269 750ml
Product ID: 24928
Region: Spain, Rioja
Varietal: Tempranillo, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2009
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.5
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"A wine of limited production from an old single vineyard where very low yields are grown. It reflects a much more modern facet of Marques de Murrieta, a rigorous selection of the grapes, meticulous extraction and aging in new French oak barrels for a year and a half give this wine a harmonious and intense character. Dalmau is a limited production wine, full of shades and intensity, which shows the most modern side of our winery. It has a complex and velvety nose, with an explosion of aromas of wild fruits, dark chocolate and mineral notes, elegantly combined with the creamy toasting of its ageing in the new French oak barrels. An elegant and extraordinary wine which impresses in every way, with body and harmony, of magnificent balance which creates a powerful wine." —winemaker

Blend: 74% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Graciano
"They didn't bottle Dalmau in 2008, so they are already releasing the 2009 Dalmau Reserva now, which shows a more modern profile than the Reserva or the Castillo de Ygay. It's a blend of 74% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Graciano from a single vineyard called Canaja, planted in 1950, which yields one kilo of grapes per plant. The different varieties are fermented separately in stainless steel and oak vats. The wine carries out its malolactic fermentation in new Allier barrels, where it matures for a further twenty months, but the varieties are kept separated for the first 13-14 months. The wine is left to settle in concrete vats for six months before being bottled. It displays a dark ruby color, a serious nose with some balsamic, minty notes, and aromas of licorice, cedar wood, smoke, cigar ash, a mixture of red and black fruit, and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. It feels more Atlantic than Mediterranean. The palate is round and elegant, with great acidity, a multi-dimensional character, and a very long finish. 22,500 bottles were filled. Drink 2014-2028." —Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

"Rich, ripe flavors of blackberry and black cherry mingle with savory notes of licorice, tobacco and clove in this plush, lively red. Features a generous texture, with enough acidity for balance and freshness. Drink now through 2022. 411 cases made." —Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator

"Brilliant ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of cherry compote, cassis, vanilla and pipe tobacco, with smoky and floral overtones. Lush and open-knit, offering deeply concentrated dark fruit and floral pastille flavors complicated by sweet vanilla and mocha nuances. Clings with superb tenacity on the gently tannic finish, leaving behind notes of dark berry liqueur and rose pastille." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

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