Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.3211 ratings
9.435 pro ratings
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
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

10

Wow- total show stopper and one of the top 5 wines to ever touch my palate

Wow- total show stopper and one of the top 5 wines to ever touch my palate

Jun 15th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

A baby

Apr 10th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Classic Rioja. Drinking beautifully.

Classic Rioja. Drinking beautifully.

Oct 28th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

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!

Jun 11th, 2018
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
Kyle Gabriel

Super interesting, age, port

Super interesting, age, port

Feb 2nd, 2018
Nancy Dishner

Having this wine with Doug and Vicki Taylor. Perfect with a beautiful Italian meal. Lots of structure with dark furor. Nice grip on the finish. Doug says it is tasty Bueno!

Having this wine with Doug and Vicki Taylor. Perfect with a beautiful Italian meal. Lots of structure with dark furor. Nice grip on the finish. Doug says it is tasty Bueno!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2017
Daniel Steilen

Not ready. Too early to open this guy.

Not ready. Too early to open this guy.

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.6

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...

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2015