2014 MARQUES DE CACERES RIOJA RESERVA 750MLRegion: Spain
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Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqus de Caceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner.
The Forner family fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and settled in France. In the early 1960s, Henri Forner and his brother Elyse bought and restored two abandoned chateaux, Chateau Camensac and Chateau Larose Trintaudon. These chateaux are now recognized as two of the finest properties in Bordeaux. When Henri decided to establish a bodega in his homeland, he selected what he considered the finest viticultural area in Spain: Cenicero in Rioja Alta.
Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqus de Caceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marqus de Caceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas..
TASTING NOTES: Wine Spectator 93 points- TOP 100 OF 2017 #19 Black cherry, currant and floral notes are expressive and alluring, balanced by loamy earth, tobacco and mineral elements that add a savory quality. Firm, well integrated tannins give support to the polished texture, while orange peel acidity fuels the fresh finish. Drink now through 2027. 10,000 cases imported. TM.November/2017