Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

My son came over for dinner so I opened my last bottle! Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I wish I had more!

My son came over for dinner so I opened my last bottle! Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I wish I had more!

9.7

Kyle Gabriel Delectable Pro

Super interesting, age, port

Super interesting, age, port

9.0

Daniel Steilen

Not ready. Too early to open this guy.

Not ready. Too early to open this guy.

8.9

Michael Meagher MS Delectable Pro

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

Pretty much textbook, classic, benchmark, keystone, (insert your own word for damn right). Dried out, ripe red fruits? Check. American oak? Hmm, coconut, dill, sweet and sour, and vanilla extract, so yes. Baked clay? Uh huh. Long, lingering and tart finish? Damn right. Sexy as all hell? Well I'll leave that up to the drinker...

Pretty much textbook, classic, benchmark, keystone, (insert your own word for damn right). Dried out, ripe red fruits? Check. American oak? Hmm, coconut, dill, sweet and sour, and vanilla extract, so yes. Baked clay? Uh huh. Long, lingering and tart finish? Damn right. Sexy as all hell? Well I'll leave that up to the drinker...

9.6

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Still too young, but greatness is evident early.

Still too young, but greatness is evident early.

9.4

Todd Abrams Delectable Pro

2005

2005

Chris England

Fab 05 top Rioja @ £70-90 in a great year - will keep improving to a sure 97-98 Great now 95-96 Awesome 2020-30

Fab 05 top Rioja @ £70-90 in a great year - will keep improving to a sure 97-98 Great now 95-96 Awesome 2020-30

9.6

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Had this about 3 years ago. Gorgeous Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of cherries and berries, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. The palate did not disappoint, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with firm tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I have 1 more ‘05 bottle left!!!

Had this about 3 years ago. Gorgeous Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of cherries and berries, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. The palate did not disappoint, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with firm tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! Still great with room to run. This wine shows potential aging well beyond 2020. I have 1 more ‘05 bottle left!!!

9.5

Matt Grauwiler

Dried red fruit, plums, vanilla; silky goodness.

Dried red fruit, plums, vanilla; silky goodness.

8.9

Joseph Ball

Just incredible. Thanks Chris!

Just incredible. Thanks Chris!

9.5

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

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