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MARQUES DE IRUN - Press reviews


    • Wine Enthusiast

      2014 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Wine Enthusiast (2015): 87

      Marqués de Irún 2014 Verdejo (Rueda). This is a solid Verdejo with stony aromas of citrus fruits, grapefruit in particular. A palate with citric acidity creates a fresh platform for orange and grapefruit flavors. A round plump finish with briny citrus flavors is a good ending. Europvin USA. Best Buy. - M.S. abv: 12.5% Price: $11

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

      2013 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2014): 88

      Light yellow. Fresh peach and tangerine aromas show good clarity and a subtle floral topnote. Silky and open-knit, offering pliant pit and orchard fruit flavors firmed by a kick of juicy acidity. Closes with good cut and bite, leaving a citrus zest note behind

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

      2012 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2013): 88

      Light yellow. Fresh citrus fruits and pungent herbs on the perfumed nose. Smooth and expansive, offering fresh pear and orange flavors and a hint of fennel. Closes with good peppery bite and cut, leaving a bitter citrus pith note behind.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2011 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      International Wine Cellar (2012): 88

      ($12) Light yellow. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, orange and honeysuckle, with a subtle spicy note that gains strength with air. Taut and linear verdejo with a slight bitter edge to its dry, citrus-dominated finish.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2011 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      The Wine Advocate (2012): 86 points

      The 2011 Verdejo has a lively, slightly smudged nose with touches of bruised apple, hazelnut and spice. A hint of orange-blossom appears with further aeration. The palate is very well-balanced with tropical notes on the entry, a pleasing, slightly viscous texture but then easing off towards the finish where I would have preferred a little more personality. Still, this is a clean, fault-free Verdejo that represents good value. Drink now-2016.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2010 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      International Wine Cellar (2011): 88

      Pale, greenish yellow. Dusty apple, pear and quince aromas are complicated by wet stone and pungent herbs. Dry and nicely focused, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and a refreshingly bitter lemon pith quality. The herbal note repeats on the slightly warm, clinging finish.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2010 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      The Wine Advocate (2011): 87

      The 2010 Verdejo displays fragrant pit fruits, an attractive vein of minerality, and hint of nutmeg. Lively on the palate with good concentration and balance, it will provide pleasure over the next 2-3 years.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2006 ribera del duero MARQUES DE IRUN, CRIANZA
      The Wine Advocate (2010): 89

      The 2006 Crianza spent 12 months in barrel. Purple-colored, it reveals a nose of cedar, lavender, espresso, mineral, and blackberry. Layered and dense, it will drink well through 2016. It is an outstanding value that over-delivers in a big way.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2007 ribera del duero MARQUES DE IRUN, ROBLE
      The Wine Advocate (2010): 86

      Marques de Irun’s 2007 Roble spent 6 months in barrel. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up an enticing perfume of violets, spice box, and black cherry that jumps from the glass. Friendly and easy-going on the palate, it has attractive savory flavors, good balance, and a fruity finish. Drink it over the next 4 years.

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

      2009 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2010): 88 points

      Light yellow. Pungent citrus, floral and herbal aromas smell a lot like sauvignon blanc. Dusty and dry on entry, gaining flesh and sweetness in the mid-palate and offering creamy lemon curd, orange and pear flavors. The broad finish echoes with ripe pear and herbs. Comes off less edgy than usual for this wine,

    • The Wine Advocate

      2009 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      The Wine Advocate (2010): 87

      Marques de Irun’s new releases include one white wine, the 2009 Verdejo. It displays a fragrant bouquet of baking spices, mineral, spring flowers, and apricot. Ripe, savory, crisp, and refreshing, it will provide pleasure over the next 12-18 months.

    • Wine Spectator

      2008 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Wine Spectator (2010): 86 points

      Clean and juicy, this lively white offers apple, green plum and mineral notes that are delicate yet intense, with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now.

    • International Wine Cellar

      2008 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      International Wine Cellar (2009): 89 points

      Pale yellow. Lemon, orange and minerals on the nose, with a deeper pear note emerging with air. Juicy, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit flavors are complemented by dusty minerals and a hint of pear skin. The finish strongly repeats the orange note and clings with very good persistence.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2007 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      The Wine Advocate (2009): 87 points : Very Good

      White values under $25. Recommended.

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

      2007 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2008): 89 points

      Light gold. Lime, fresh-cut grass and herbs on the nose, plus a dusty mineral undertone. Clean, light citrus flavors are given a pleasantly bitter edge by quinine and pear skin, and pick up a suave anise quality on the back end. The persistent finish features a pronounced note of citrus zest.

    • Wine Enthusiast

      2007 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Wine Enthusiast (2008): 87 points

      Peach, citrus and other simple but pure aromas give this Verdejo a proper if somewhat rote opening. The palate is tangy and cleansing, with lemon and apple in the lead. Finishes a bit acidic, but with freshness and a clean get-away.

    • The Wine Advocate

      2006 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      The Wine Advocate (2008): 87 points

    • International Wine Cellar

      2006 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      International Wine Cellar (2007): 87 points

      Pale gold. Spicy citrus and pear aromas betray a strong herbal quality. Zesty lemon and pear on the palate, with a salty mineral undertone gaining strength on the finish. This needs food and will appeal to herb and earth fanatics.

    • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

      2005 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2006): 88 points

      Pale, greenish silver. Sharply focused aromas of lime, lemon, pink grapefruit, mint and fresh-cut grass. Tangy and brisk but also filled in, with spicy citrus flavors tinged by a peppery mineral note. Spicy and fresh on the back, with a note of green apple emerging. (Europvin USA, Oakland, CA)

    • Wine Spectator

      2004 rueda do (blanco) MARQUES DE IRUN, VERDEJO, (100% VERDEJO)
      Wine Spectator (2005): 85 points : Very Good

      This well-structured white has plenty of firm acidity to give backbone to the full-bodied pear, mineral and herb flavors. Needs food to open, but has solid character. Drink now through 2007.