2009 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosado

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Marqués de Cáceres
Variety: Rosé Blend
Designation: Rosado
Region: Spain
Sub-region: La Rioja, La Rioja Alta
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $15 (EW), $15 (BC LDB)

He says: A decent Rosé for $15. I liked the simple fruit-forward nose/palate, with some hints of cream soda both in smell and texture. My only complaint is that the alcohol felt a bit high and out of balance. Otherwise, I’d definitely drink this again, even on its own.

She says: An easy drinking Rosé with an almost creamy finish to it which meant that it lingered on the palate longer than expected.  This was an interesting contrast to many other Rosé blends that tend to either have a more acidic or slightly sweet finish.  Could easily drink a bottle on a sunny afternoon… if only we still had some sunshine to come… wishful thinking?

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med- salmon colour
Smells like: Youthful, Med intensity, strawberry, citrus, cola or root beer, candied, grassy notes
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acid, med body, low tannin, med+ intensity, med+ alcohol, strawberry, citrus, watermelon, creamy finish (texture), med+ length
Summary: Acceptable to good, Ready to drink/can keep

9 comments to 2009 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Rosado

  • Grégoire Byrka via Facebook

    Knew the red, will give the rosé a try

  • How do you rate their reds? This label is for their low end and I know they have some high end labels as well.

  • Grégoire Byrka via Facebook

    I know the crianza as it is quite common in Spain. I also bought the gran reserva to serve with a spicy roasted lamb shoulder, following my local wine vendor’s advice. Although I don’t like the leather flavor too much, it’s not too present, behind some dark berries & spices. Not a fan, but nice to its purpose in that case.
    In Spain, I much prefer wines from Ribera del Duero. But am having a hard time founding them in Paris.. Go figure French protectionism ;)

  • Palate! Not Palette, unless you intend to paint those flavours on! :) That said, it makes me wonder why we say palate anyway – why not ‘mouth’ – that is more accurate considering our tongue is more important than our palate for tasting.

  • WCVR

    Yikes! Thanks for pointing that out. More proof that automatic spellcheckers do us no favors.

    As for the usage, I find it more elegant to say “on the palate” rather than “in my mouth”. No?

  • Maybe, though I think to a lot of people it probably also sounds elitist (though I say palate all the time).

  • Well, if you can’t get Ribera del Duero easily at least you have all the French wine to drink. That makes us jealous…
    We’ll try out the Gran Reserva as it sounds like it’s right up our alley.
    We’re drinking some great Southern Rhone as well. Have you had Domaine Les Pallieres?

  • Grégoire Byrka via Facebook

    Nope. Googled it. It’s a gigondas. Is there leather or tobacco in it?

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