Marqués de Murrieta

Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.0117 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Lovely and lush. Soft raspberry edges to the fruit with a plush core. The oak is totally resolved and gives a gentle vanilla hue to it all, then there’s mint and black tea. Beautifully mature and resolved.

Lovely and lush. Soft raspberry edges to the fruit with a plush core. The oak is totally resolved and gives a gentle vanilla hue to it all, then there’s mint and black tea. Beautifully mature and resolved.

May 9th, 2019
Conrad Green

Amber edges. A lovely resolved nose packed with secondary notes of plum, gnarly fruit, vanilla. Soft soured cherry, beautiful lush fruit still. Great stuff

Amber edges. A lovely resolved nose packed with secondary notes of plum, gnarly fruit, vanilla. Soft soured cherry, beautiful lush fruit still. Great stuff

Nov 23rd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Medium ruby red. A touch of vanilla on the nose from the American oak, herbal notes, oaky and dark cherries. Solid acidity with medium tannins (5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. A bit green on the palate with red cherries, dark bitter cocoa and a touch of earth. Better on day two, more integrated and smoother. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2023.

Medium ruby red. A touch of vanilla on the nose from the American oak, herbal notes, oaky and dark cherries. Solid acidity with medium tannins (5/10) and light plus to medium bodied. A bit green on the palate with red cherries, dark bitter cocoa and a touch of earth. Better on day two, more integrated and smoother. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2023.

Sep 27th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.6

Good but its best years are behind it!

Good but its best years are behind it!

Aug 22nd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Insane value at about $16-20, better than many Gran Reserva Rioja buy a case and forget about it for 10 years. Great birth year wine that's affordable.

Insane value at about $16-20, better than many Gran Reserva Rioja buy a case and forget about it for 10 years. Great birth year wine that's affordable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.4

Color teja oscuro, en nariz, madera, balsámico, cuero y tabaco. En boca elegancia, sedosidad, largo, largo... Un enorme placer!!!

Color teja oscuro, en nariz, madera, balsámico, cuero y tabaco. En boca elegancia, sedosidad, largo, largo... Un enorme placer!!!

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.1

If you're looking for classic testable Rioja this is just about perfect. Fruit profile, structure, American oak, everything is spot on.

If you're looking for classic testable Rioja this is just about perfect. Fruit profile, structure, American oak, everything is spot on.

May 31st, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

tart, chewy cranberry

tart, chewy cranberry

Dec 25th, 2016
Martinez

Blend of Tempranillo (80%), Graciano (12%), Mazuelo (6%) and Garnacha (2%) from various plots within this iconic Rioja estate. Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels. Earthy, forest floor, cedar, oak

Blend of Tempranillo (80%), Graciano (12%), Mazuelo (6%) and Garnacha (2%) from various plots within this iconic Rioja estate. Aged for 18 months in American oak barrels. Earthy, forest floor, cedar, oak

Dec 29th, 2019
Peter Sultan

Hard not to think for less than a 10er, you can bump up to the Gran Reserva & more complexity. Still, heart swoons over a mid weight, somewhat delicate touch old school Rioja: red fruited, but the emphasis on tertiary flavors comes through.

Hard not to think for less than a 10er, you can bump up to the Gran Reserva & more complexity. Still, heart swoons over a mid weight, somewhat delicate touch old school Rioja: red fruited, but the emphasis on tertiary flavors comes through.

Jul 23rd, 2019