Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

$139.99

99 Point Rioja                                                     One of Rioja's finest reds from Marques de Murrieta, the Castillo Ygay Grand Reserve Rioja is a beautiful wine - limited. 99 Points James Suckling: "Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards. July 2019." 97 Points Robert Parker: "It has greatness and finesse and is a very attractive wine with all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle. This is one of the finest modern day vintages of Castillo Ygay. This is going to develop in the direction of the classical bottlings from yesteryear." 97 Points Decanter: "Ygay these days is a blend of Tempranilo and Mazuelo, the later making up 15% in this vintage. 2010 will be remembered in the great vineyards of Europe as a classic year, elegant restraint and wonderful harmonious balance, even in youth, its key characteristics. The Ygay fits this template perfectly; plums and sloes, hints of blueberry and cassis, then figs, cocoa and sousbois, a distinct balsamic noteto underline provenance. The Mazuelo etches fresh acidity and a powerful finish,leaving the Tempranillo the opportunity to dance flamboyantly on the mid-palate,the bringer of joy and harmony." Only the finest vintages from the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate are used to make Castillo Ygay. This Gran Reserva Especial is made from Tempranillo and Mazuelo from vineyards located at 500 meters above sea level. Limited in production and sought after all over the world, it is the worthy choice for our emblematic Castillo Ygay label. The Cebrian-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the Marques de Murrieta winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.

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Ratings on Delectable

Andrew Lohse Delectable Pro

Drop dead gorgeous / a balance of dried and juicy red fruit with pronounced dill and blonde tobacco / nicely integrated oak, elegant structure

Drop dead gorgeous / a balance of dried and juicy red fruit with pronounced dill and blonde tobacco / nicely integrated oak, elegant structure

9.3

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

A baby

A baby

9.2

Alvaro Bustillos

Baldo kuchle y pillo superbowl lv

Baldo kuchle y pillo superbowl lv

9.4

Evan Bienstock Delectable Pro

Bold and oaky, but not sharp. Feels like this is on a nice aging trajectory. It will be nice to see this in 10yrs. Paired with chili dusted skirt steak, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Yes please.

Bold and oaky, but not sharp. Feels like this is on a nice aging trajectory. It will be nice to see this in 10yrs. Paired with chili dusted skirt steak, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Yes please.

9.3

Byron Fuller

More to come— blossomed with about two full hours in decanter.

More to come— blossomed with about two full hours in decanter.

9.0

Erin Kang

The type of wine id cheat on other wine for

The type of wine id cheat on other wine for

9.7

Sergio Schwarz

A touch of silk in the throat and a delight with spanish cheeses , pata negra ham, lomo and salami

A touch of silk in the throat and a delight with spanish cheeses , pata negra ham, lomo and salami

9.3

Patrick O Driscoll

Fantastic wine from Spain

Fantastic wine from Spain

9.2

Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Аромат с нотами крем де кассис, черничного джема, ментола, шоколада и копченостей. Довольно тельное с высокой, острой кислотностью и замшевыми танинами. Строгое, ягодное во вкусе. Заметная спиртуозность. (02.11.2019) #dfwe2019

17/20 (92/100) Аромат с нотами крем де кассис, черничного джема, ментола, шоколада и копченостей. Довольно тельное с высокой, острой кислотностью и замшевыми танинами. Строгое, ягодное во вкусе. Заметная спиртуозность. (02.11.2019) #dfwe2019

9.2

Michael Fiur

Madrid

Madrid

10

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