Jesus Madrazo 2019 Rioja Num. IV 750ml
The 2019 Núm IV is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha, 5% Merlot, 4% Graciano and 3% Mazuelo. The nose is quite fruit-driven, and the wine is ripe at 14.5% alcohol; the oak feels quite integrated, but it's more noticeable on the palate. It matured in oak barrels for 12 months in 225-liter barrels, 50% French and 50% American.
Score: 91 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2022
Ripe red cherry, spice and herbaceous nose. The structured palate offers blackberry pie with underlying slate and liquorice tones. Super-delicious.
Silver Medal -- Decanter World Wine Awards, 2023