Full and rich.
This wine really opened up w bit after we let it breathe. Great wine for the price.
Three and a half glasses
Quite nice. Needs a few more years, though, to open up.
Muy bueno para acompañar una buena carne...
excelente vinho, pouco conhecido no Brasil, porém de expressão. vale a pena experimentar!
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.
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Bright ruby-red. Cherry, black raspberry, vanilla and cracked pepper on the highly perfumed nose. Sappy, incisive dark fruit flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and pick up smokiness and oak spices with air. Finishes on a gently sweet note, with v... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2007 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 750ml
Cherry and raspberry aromas lead the charge, but as it airs out it becomes more raisiny and jammy smelling. The flavors are solid but distant, with simple red fruit, oak and barrel notes setting the pace. Highly drinkable and easygoing but not comple... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2007 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 750ml
This wine exhibits a dense, bright cherry color. Appealing, big and spicy nose. Impressive stuff with outstanding aroma of cherry and red fruit, mineral smoke and subtle oak notes. On the palate it reveals fleshy fruit and silky tannins
Marqués de Murrieta Ygay Coleccion 2100 2006: in Barriques gereift (6 Monate), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: Marques de MurrietaRebsorte: 100% TempranilloRestzucker: 2,25 g/LiterRestsäure: 5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein
The grapes are first de-stemmed and then fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks for 8-11 days, with constant skin contact, at 25C. During fermentation the wine is both pumped over the cap of grape skins at the top of the tank (remontage), and also the cap is pressed into the fermenting wine every second day (pigeage). Both these processes ensure maximum color and aroma, without producing excessive tannin. Afterwards the solid parts of the grapes are pressed in vertical wooden presses with double screws. This is a smooth and slow treatment that favors the extraction of the colour and tannins that reside in the skin of the grapes.
Bright red. Fresh red berry and spice aromas suggest a higher percentage of garnacha. Suave, energetic red berry flavors stain the palate, nicely braced by tangy mineral and spice qualities.
Marqués de Murrieta is traditional producer from the Rioja region of Spain, making wines of a classic style that are age-worthy. This Reserva, made from Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo, exhibits cedar, cigar box, and bright red fruit flavors, with lively, sweet tannins on the finish.
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