Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.3742 ratings
9.3153 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Tasty and dusty, late season ripe raspberry, blueberry and chocolate; finish runs about 2 minutes.

48hr Update: Nose is intense mocha cherry, palate is still beautiful. Suggest a 24 hour decant on future bottles, much better experience.

Tasty and dusty, late season ripe raspberry, blueberry and chocolate; finish runs about 2 minutes.

48hr Update: Nose is intense mocha cherry, palate is still beautiful. Suggest a 24 hour decant on future bottles, much better experience.

May 18th, 2018
Victor H Jimenez

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 1st, 2018
Diane Forgy

OMG crazy good, just classic and aging well, smoky red fruit, subtle spice and oak, the color is browning but the nose is still quite bright. Wish the tannins were a little firmer but still some grip. This is a wine to appreciate but not sure it gets better with age.

OMG crazy good, just classic and aging well, smoky red fruit, subtle spice and oak, the color is browning but the nose is still quite bright. Wish the tannins were a little firmer but still some grip. This is a wine to appreciate but not sure it gets better with age.

3 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2014
Michael Descamps

Intensely aromatic. Black cherry, sweet and sour plum, cedar strips, black tea, graphite, toasted cardamom, and toasted vanilla pod. Palate coating and quite rich, this wine is not showing the slightest bit of oxidative character.

Intensely aromatic. Black cherry, sweet and sour plum, cedar strips, black tea, graphite, toasted cardamom, and toasted vanilla pod. Palate coating and quite rich, this wine is not showing the slightest bit of oxidative character.

2 people found it helpfulOct 1st, 2015
Santosh Varghese

An amazing example of how well Rioja ages... Licorice, black cherry, wet forest floor, tobacco, tar and a never ending finish.

An amazing example of how well Rioja ages... Licorice, black cherry, wet forest floor, tobacco, tar and a never ending finish.

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Youthful. Lovely

Youthful. Lovely

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2018
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.4

Fantastic Spanish wine! Full of dark ripe fruit.

Fantastic Spanish wine! Full of dark ripe fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2018
Sarah Oettel

Amazing bing cherry. So smooth. This beauty is not showing her age.

Amazing bing cherry. So smooth. This beauty is not showing her age.

1 person found it helpfulJul 15th, 2017
Chelli Webster

VP Marketing/Sales Webster Cellars

9.3

Crazy good!

Crazy good!

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2015
Cory Fierro

This bottle just proves to me that rioja with at least some age goes best with charred filets and ribeyes, which is what we are having tonight. Upon opening I noticed a lovely floral character to the nose that followed after being poured into the glass. The rest of the nose had intense cigar box aromatics along with dusty red fruits and lilac florals. After an hour the floral notes take over and some semisweet chocolate also emerges. The palate still has tannins but a long, smoky finish that I can't help but enjoy. Amazing rioja. Amazing wine.

This bottle just proves to me that rioja with at least some age goes best with charred filets and ribeyes, which is what we are having tonight. Upon opening I noticed a lovely floral character to the nose that followed after being poured into the glass. The rest of the nose had intense cigar box aromatics along with dusty red fruits and lilac florals. After an hour the floral notes take over and some semisweet chocolate also emerges. The palate still has tannins but a long, smoky finish that I can't help but enjoy. Amazing rioja. Amazing wine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015