Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2006

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2006 vintage red Wine by Marques de Murrieta from Rioja, Spain

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Sweet and intensely fruity on the nose. The jammy full red fruit recalls gummy bears! There’s integrate oak spice here that lends a rather cinnamon... Read more

look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 15/20; total = 36/50 Read more

oak noticeable, tad pruney, plums on nose with an amazing smooth palate, well balanced with a little kick on the end, with potential to age longer.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,390
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 12/19/2013

Sweet and intensely fruity on the nose. The jammy full red fruit recalls gummy bears! There’s integrate oak spice here that lends a rather cinnamon tone to the nose, but ultimately reveals a very deep and complex array of aromatics. A touch soft in the mouth, this exhibits lovely richness. The framing spices of the nose help to delineate the rich, powerful dark fruits on the palate. Shows a touch of dried plummy richness and remains a bit chunky and chewy through the modest finish. This is a wine of power and should improve with additional cellaring. 92pts


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Snooth User: mistersplice
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/20/2012

look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 15/20; total = 36/50

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 05/10/2011

oak noticeable, tad pruney, plums on nose with an amazing smooth palate, well balanced with a little kick on the end, with potential to age longer. incredible complexity


Snooth User: Farna
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/26/2012

I love it. It is a classical style, mixed with a touch of modernity. The color is deep, but pretty evolutioned. Bright, special. The aroma is complex, hard to define, difficult to explain. In the mouth, long sensation, deep too. Elegant. arrogant too. Old and young... both. I love it.


Snooth User: enricovino
19014750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 06/05/2009

Lovely - classic rioja, with lots of mouth-filling fruit. Terrific, enticing nose, that doesn't lead to a disppointment. Best wine of 20 tasted on the night (including a couple at twice theprice).


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 04/30/2009

Pours a thin but hazy red, the oakiness isn't to hard at all and actually quite light. Red fruit, burnt toast and nuts come to the front but is let down slightly by the punchiness of the taste as its right on top of you, no subtlety at all.


Snooth User: vindood
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 10/22/2009

93 points from Wine and Spirits, From Finca Ygay, one of the great estates of Rioja Alta, this wine is particularly concentrated due to April frosts, which reduced the crop to 60 percent of normal. The Gran Reserva Especial has historically been aged for decades at the bodega; this vintage, released after eight years, is still tight and closed. But even when it's first poured, the wine's sophistication shows in the firm mesh of the structure. It expands as it takes on air, developing the ease and give that makes this 2000 delicious to drink now, a spicy red for thick-cut lamb chops. 90 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, There are 8400 cases of the 2000 Gran Reserva Especial Castillo Ygay, a blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Mazuelo aged for 34 months in American oak barriques. Deep crimson-colored, it offers up an enticing perfume of cedar, pencil lead, earth notes, and black fruits. This leads to a supple-textured, layered wine with ample black cherry, spice, and blackberry flavors. The lengthy wine has excellent grip and enough structure to evolve for another 3-5 years. It should be at its peak from 2010 to 2022.


Snooth User: FineLiquids de
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 04/12/2010

One of the best wines that Murrietta ever made! Maybe a bit to oaky for traditionalists.


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External Reviews for Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/15/2011

already complex offering that will continue to evolve in the bottle for several more years. Rich


External Review
Vintage: 2004 03/23/2012

The 2004 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is not yet in the market. It spent 29 months in American oak, the first 10 in new barrels. It is a fragrant, enticing, already complex offering that will continue to evolve in the bottle for several more years. Rich, savory, and ripe, this beautifully balanced wine will also have a 30+ year lifespan.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/15/2011

savory


External Review
Vintage: 2004 02/06/2013

The 2004 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is not yet in the market. It spent 29 months in American oak, the first 10 in new barrels. It is a fragrant, enticing, already complex offering that will continue to evolve in the bottle for several more years.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/15/2011

enticing


External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/15/2011

this beautifully balanced wine will also have a 30+ year lifespan. "\


External Review
Vintage: 2004 12/15/2011

" The 2004 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is not yet in the market. It spent 29 months in American oak


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Ratings & Tags for Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

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2001 12/19/2013

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2001 01/06/2013

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2001 01/07/2011

677601 Snooth User: fenris
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2001 12/26/2010

903963 Snooth User: Sirmika
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2001 07/30/2011

753786 Snooth User: patpos
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2000 02/01/2011

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1998 02/03/2013

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Winemaker's Notes:

2006 vintage red Wine by Marques de Murrieta from Rioja, Spain

2006 vintage red Wine by Marques de Murrieta from Rioja, Spain

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