Marqués de Riscal – past and future

XR rioja from Marqués de Riscal

A look into the past and a glimpse of the future. A tasting of rare old vintages from Marqués de Riscal, and the global launch of XR – a new Riscal cuvée.

Rioja giant Marqués de Riscal recently held an intriguing tasting and launch event at Vintners' Hall in London. The event was entitled both ‘A travel through time’ and ‘Breaking the rules'. Australian-based Master of Wine Andrew Caillard (centre in the picture) co-hosted the event (and, the following week, Australia's future icons, also in London), alongside Marqués de Riscal’s winemaker, Luis Hurtado de Amezaga Hamparzoumian (left) and general sales...