Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.3171 ratings
9.225 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
Chris McClellan

Dried red fruit, tobacco, dill/vanilla...coming together nicely...excellent with spanish tapas

Dried red fruit, tobacco, dill/vanilla...coming together nicely...excellent with spanish tapas

Aug 26th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Had older vintages, the ‘07 was released in late 2015, great but still has time to bottle age. Decant 2 hours before drinking. Tempranillo with about 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena), concentrated bouquet of berry fruits with spice. On the palate cherry and plum flavors, well balanced for a difficult vintage. Lingering, crisp and focused, tight tannins ending with a mineral character and earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. Stock up on the ‘07, there is no ‘08, but ‘09, ‘10 & ‘11 will be released Wow! 900 cases US!

Had older vintages, the ‘07 was released in late 2015, great but still has time to bottle age. Decant 2 hours before drinking. Tempranillo with about 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena), concentrated bouquet of berry fruits with spice. On the palate cherry and plum flavors, well balanced for a difficult vintage. Lingering, crisp and focused, tight tannins ending with a mineral character and earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. Stock up on the ‘07, there is no ‘08, but ‘09, ‘10 & ‘11 will be released Wow! 900 cases US!

Apr 24th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

Rioja wines have become my second love after Napa cabs. I swoon over these. The nose on a well made Rioja is enough to make me only smell from the glass and not even taste! This was no different. Sweet Coconut & dill on the nose with a peppery, tobacco, black cherry palate. Delicious.

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

Rioja wines have become my second love after Napa cabs. I swoon over these. The nose on a well made Rioja is enough to make me only smell from the glass and not even taste! This was no different. Sweet Coconut & dill on the nose with a peppery, tobacco, black cherry palate. Delicious.

Jan 27th, 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
Alberto Cdm

Buono ma legno leggermente invasivo

Buono ma legno leggermente invasivo

May 18th, 2017
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Plum, eucalyptus and tobacco on the nose. Also got raspberry, plum and hints of raisin on the palate. A very tasty wine!

Plum, eucalyptus and tobacco on the nose. Also got raspberry, plum and hints of raisin on the palate. A very tasty wine!

Feb 1st, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Combination of red fruit, eucalyptus and earth. This wine is still too young - simply amazing!

Combination of red fruit, eucalyptus and earth. This wine is still too young - simply amazing!

Nov 5th, 2016
Jo Florradikal

baked plums, figs, roasted coconut, butterscotch, vanilla, dark licorice, leather, tobacco leaves #tempranillo #mazuelo #rioja

baked plums, figs, roasted coconut, butterscotch, vanilla, dark licorice, leather, tobacco leaves #tempranillo #mazuelo #rioja

Oct 12th, 2016
Rich Reader

Michelle Obama knows her freakin Riojas de Logroño

http://www.marquesdemurrieta.com/web/en/latest/michelle-obama-celebrates-visit-spain-castillo-ygay-gran-reserva-especial/?age-verified=b276d8abf6

Michelle Obama knows her freakin Riojas de Logroño

http://www.marquesdemurrieta.com/web/en/latest/michelle-obama-celebrates-visit-spain-castillo-ygay-gran-reserva-especial/?age-verified=b276d8abf6

Jul 16th, 2016