Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.367 ratings
9.37 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (Cariñena), unusually high, each aged separately for 26 months (Temp-American / Mazuelo-French), pronounced bouquet of berry fruits with complex spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum flavors, well balanced, with pepper, cinnamon and slight tobacco. Long finish, tight tannins ending with fruit and an earthy mineral character. Outstanding, will age for years and will improve in the bottle!

Blend of Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (Cariñena), unusually high, each aged separately for 26 months (Temp-American / Mazuelo-French), pronounced bouquet of berry fruits with complex spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum flavors, well balanced, with pepper, cinnamon and slight tobacco. Long finish, tight tannins ending with fruit and an earthy mineral character. Outstanding, will age for years and will improve in the bottle!

Nov 4th, 2021
Adam Kincaid

Here we find a middleweight champion struggling to cling to its belt amid a sea of upstarts and revitalized contenders.

Not certain if the future is bright for the Gran Reserva Especial, as it lacks the punch we’ve come to expect.

Here we find a middleweight champion struggling to cling to its belt amid a sea of upstarts and revitalized contenders.

Not certain if the future is bright for the Gran Reserva Especial, as it lacks the punch we’ve come to expect.

Aug 14th, 2021
Andrew Lohse

Drop dead gorgeous / a balance of dried and juicy red fruit with pronounced dill and blonde tobacco / nicely integrated oak, elegant structure

Drop dead gorgeous / a balance of dried and juicy red fruit with pronounced dill and blonde tobacco / nicely integrated oak, elegant structure

Jul 11th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

A baby

Apr 10th, 2019
Andrew Cullimore

Deep ruby center , light medium wide ruby rim. Quite rounded, sweet blackberry , cherry and plum. There is also a steely mineral note. Touch of vanilla. Plum and blackberry notes in the mouth, quite elegant and refined . There is nice ripeness to the fruit and very good balance and length. That mineral touch returns on the finish. Very nice and complete, will surely age very well though it is accessible now. Tannin is present but sweet , refreshing acidity. Coming back to the glass there is a black pepper note that comes through. The acidity and tannin now seem more marked.

Deep ruby center , light medium wide ruby rim. Quite rounded, sweet blackberry , cherry and plum. There is also a steely mineral note. Touch of vanilla. Plum and blackberry notes in the mouth, quite elegant and refined . There is nice ripeness to the fruit and very good balance and length. That mineral touch returns on the finish. Very nice and complete, will surely age very well though it is accessible now. Tannin is present but sweet , refreshing acidity. Coming back to the glass there is a black pepper note that comes through. The acidity and tannin now seem more marked.

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2018
Diederick Swagemakers

Magnum

Apr 10th, 2022
Martijn

Also from magnum. Blackfruit and chocolate and wood.
YUMMIE wine. Very young still.

Also from magnum. Blackfruit and chocolate and wood.
YUMMIE wine. Very young still.

Apr 10th, 2022
Berry Marinussen

Magnum

Magnum

Apr 10th, 2022
Jared Graf

🎅🏽 🤤

🎅🏽 🤤

Dec 26th, 2021
Dmitry Teytelman

What a great wine! Beautiful nose, exceptional balance on the palate, good tannins and acidity.

What a great wine! Beautiful nose, exceptional balance on the palate, good tannins and acidity.

Oct 17th, 2021