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Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012



Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012

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Great wines never go out of fashion. Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012 is proof of this, an elegant red wine, with power and a magnificent balance. It is made only in great vintages, and in it the winery offers us a personal counterpoint to the classic style of the region.

Throughout the winery's history, Marqués de Cáceres has received numerous awards at international wine competitions.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: Marqués de Cáceres
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Tim Atkin Score: 93
James Suckling Score: 94

Description of Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012

Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012 (Garnacha, Graciano and Tempranillo)


  • View: Deep colour with slightly brick-red rim.
  • Nose: Complex bouquet with balsamic and fine wood notes.
  • Mouth: Full on the palate with ripe plum and sweet spices and roasted notes. It maintains the freshness of a discreet vivacity that promises excellent ageing potential. Flavoursome and full-bodied with a persistent finish.


VINEYARD: Marqués de Cáceres. Mainly clay and limestone soils. Grown on small, old vines in Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.

GRAPES: Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo,

AGEING: 24-26 months ageing in the barrel depending on the origin of the vineyards and the proportion of new French oak barrels that are being used for their first or second wine. 4 years minimum ageing in bottle before release.

PREPARATION: 100% manual harvest. Recollection dates are rigorously decided according to the ripeness of each plot, the area they're in and the variety. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. Prolonged maceration with the skins, but without astringency, in order to extract more colour, aromas and tannic structure. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. Once the process is complete, the wines are transferred to barrels which are racked every 6 months.

PAIRING: Starters, Cheese, Meat, Game and Lamb


ABV: 14.5%

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How to serve

Consumption temp.



StartersCheesePâté or foie grasMeatGameLambFoie

The Winery

Marqués de Cáceres

Marqués de Cáceres

Marqués de Cáceres has always considered that the quality of its red wines should "bring out in full the character of the grapes with a peaceful period in oak". For this reason, the soil, the grape varieties, the vinification process and ageing in oak are the protagonists forming the basis that lends distinction to the wines and, at the same time, creates their distinctive personality.

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Points and awards

DAW91Decanter 97 POINTS – Guide Proensa 202094 POINTS – Guide Gourmets 202093 POINTS – Guide El País 2020

Reviews of Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2012


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4 /5

Der Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva glänzt durch optimale Eigenschaften. Er besitzt eine rubin- bis granatrote Farbe. Im Mund ist er rund und samtweich mit geschmackvollen, gut integrierten Tanninen. Ingesamt präsentiert er sich sehr vielschichtig und elegant.
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4 /5

- NOTA DE CATA: Capa alta ribeteada de reflejos rubí teja. El bouquet exalta sus perfumes de especias, frutas negras, cedro, cacao y los funde en una impresionante complejidad. La boca desgrana sabores intensos, exquisitamente aterciopelados, que se expresan con volumen y bella estructura
- MARIDAJE: Carnes en salsa o ragut, cordero a la parrilla o guisado con especias, fermentados o azules., quesos muy curados, Solomillos con foie
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4 /5

- Dense, deep ruby red colour.
- On the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits of the forest and Morello cherries blend with slightly toasted vanillin notes.
- Fresh, full and fleshy in the mouth, this wine delivers superb tannins that highlight its structure and complexity.
- A Gran Reserva with an impressive personality that comes through on tasting: richness, body, elegance and intense, long-lasting, balanced flavours to delight the palate.
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