Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.373 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.4

20 år var ingen ålder för denna. Ruggigt vital med pigg syra, snygg och väl integrerad ek, tanniner som ger struktur utan att vara utanpåliggande samt massor av mogna mörka bär, tobak och örter.

20 år var ingen ålder för denna. Ruggigt vital med pigg syra, snygg och väl integrerad ek, tanniner som ger struktur utan att vara utanpåliggande samt massor av mogna mörka bär, tobak och örter.

Apr 11th, 2021
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
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.3

A very hyped vintage in Rioja but rightly in this case. Very deep fruit, high acid and polished tannins. You can drink it right now but give it enough air. Will age for 50 years imo and will improve immensely with more time in the cellar.

A very hyped vintage in Rioja but rightly in this case. Very deep fruit, high acid and polished tannins. You can drink it right now but give it enough air. Will age for 50 years imo and will improve immensely with more time in the cellar.

Nov 19th, 2016
Keiran Kennedy

Wine Director The Veritas Group, Australia

8.2

Brilliant wine, cloaked in oak. Show me the grape!!!!! Better on day 2, less oak and prune. Shame, such potential here. Lionel Messi playing in clogs.

Brilliant wine, cloaked in oak. Show me the grape!!!!! Better on day 2, less oak and prune. Shame, such potential here. Lionel Messi playing in clogs.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Henry Nurminen

Slightly matured but still very fresh. More years ahead.

Slightly matured but still very fresh. More years ahead.

May 15th, 2016
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.1

Old school.

Old school.

Jun 15th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Solid bottle of wine. Not sure of the QPR here but an easy drinker.

Solid bottle of wine. Not sure of the QPR here but an easy drinker.

Nov 30th, 2014
Andrew Nelson

Ygay is my favorite 01 thus far

Ygay is my favorite 01 thus far

Jun 8th, 2014
Thijs Hendriks

95+

Aug 21st, 2020
Hanibal

Loved this wine. In a perfect drinking period but can still go on for a long time. Nice dark berries with cigar box and leather and nice acidity still.

Loved this wine. In a perfect drinking period but can still go on for a long time. Nice dark berries with cigar box and leather and nice acidity still.

Aug 21st, 2020