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XR by Marqués de Riscal

  • 96 points Golden Medal in Decanter 2022
  • Golden Medal in Mundus Vini 2021
  • 92 points in Anuario de vinos El País 2020
  • 95 points in Guía Proensa 2020
  • 93 points in Guía Peñín 2021 
  • 94 points James Suckling 2021
  • 93 points Guía ABC 2022
  • Silver Medal in Korean Wine Challenge 2020
  • Bronze Medal in Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
  • 93 points Tim Atkin 2021
  • 92 points Tim Atkin 2022

Variety used

Tempranillo / Graciano 

Food Matched

This wine goes well with beans and pulses, poultry, lamb chops, sweetbreads, stews, roasts, grilled meat.

Best served at

Between 16º and 18ºC.

Contains sulphites

At Marqués de Riscal, there used to be “winemaker’s wines” among its Historic Reservas, like the Reserva Medoc and the XR, which never became commercial names. In the tradition of the Bordeaux cellar masters, the oenologist marked some of the barrels in chalk with the letters XR as a consequence of having found special characteristics which were not present in others. This XR was never marketed as such but was always a reference point for the master winemaker. This custom lasted almost a century, between the harvests of 1869 and 1964.

XR 2015, its first vintage, pays tribute to all the master winemakers who, from Jean Pineau to today, have helped to forge a part of the greatest history of Spanish wine in Marqués de Riscal.


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