Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1999 ratings
9.085 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Initially coconut butter (great sun tan potential) and powerful nose and palate and finish with development to coconut meat and shell and dark fruit and pomegranate Quite complex. Youthful still with tannic backbone. 93

Initially coconut butter (great sun tan potential) and powerful nose and palate and finish with development to coconut meat and shell and dark fruit and pomegranate Quite complex. Youthful still with tannic backbone. 93

5 people found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2014
John James

Notes of plum and raspberry on the nose with a bit of bramble. Smooth, fine tannins. A bit one dimensional but enjoyable.

Notes of plum and raspberry on the nose with a bit of bramble. Smooth, fine tannins. A bit one dimensional but enjoyable.

4 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.7

Pretty great Rioja, fabulous balance between fruit and structure. Hint of VA but not intrusive. Delightful wine.

Pretty great Rioja, fabulous balance between fruit and structure. Hint of VA but not intrusive. Delightful wine.

4 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

Meaty, powerful and still full of dark Tempranillo fruit. Very impressive reserva!

Meaty, powerful and still full of dark Tempranillo fruit. Very impressive reserva!

3 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2013
John Jansma

The new American oak really shines through despite French and Slovenian wood influences, fairly round and fruity for a riserva

The new American oak really shines through despite French and Slovenian wood influences, fairly round and fruity for a riserva

2 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2015
Miguel de Leon

Service Director/Wine Educator Casa Mono

9.2

Meaty, expressive, fragrant and powerful.

Meaty, expressive, fragrant and powerful.

2 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2014
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.1

Purchased as a close out. $20 bin. Bought all they had. I really enjoyed drinking this. Great typicity, fruit nice and leathery, great color, a nice counter point for palates tiring of Cabernet...

Purchased as a close out. $20 bin. Bought all they had. I really enjoyed drinking this. Great typicity, fruit nice and leathery, great color, a nice counter point for palates tiring of Cabernet...

2 people found it helpfulSep 26th, 2013
Steve S

Deep red, cedar chest meets old jacket smell, full bodied, tannic, complex, woodsy, velvety. Reminded me of a Grandan wine.

Deep red, cedar chest meets old jacket smell, full bodied, tannic, complex, woodsy, velvety. Reminded me of a Grandan wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2017
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Tart cherries. Rich. Smoky. Vanilla. Smooth.

Tart cherries. Rich. Smoky. Vanilla. Smooth.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Mo Hassankhani

Very bold at the start but gets quite smooth and has great fruit on the palate.

Very bold at the start but gets quite smooth and has great fruit on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2015