2001 Marques de Caceres Reserva

Ok, so while I’m proficient at enjoying all varieties of wine, the wine review thing is fairly new to me. Here’s the first attempt:

  • Wine: Marques de Caceres Reserva
  • Price: ~$20
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Varietal: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha Tina & Graciano
  • Winery: Marques de Caceres
  • Origin: Spain
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Rating; WS93

So, we found this bottle of wine kicking around the house (yes, wine tends to just float around the house until someone notices it and its promptly killed and consumed.) I’m not typically one for Spanish wines, and this bottle did not disappoint. It was pretty dark when I held it up to the light, and it had a slight smell of alcohol. The wine itself tasted a bit spicy/peppery but it was a bit weak for the strength of the garlic, and overpowering compared to the butter laden cauliflower mash.

Wine Spectator rated it a 93. I’m not sure if maybe 10 years is pushing the wine a bit but I didn’t particularly dig this bottle and I’m not sure I agree with WS. The wine wasn’t and insta-flush, and it was a drinkable, but I can’t say that I’d recommend it to someone that asked for a good Spanish wine. Overall I think I’m going to rate it a C- and would pass on in the future.


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