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Marques de Murrieta Rioja 2100 Castillo Ygay Spain Rioja Rioja Alavesa Red 2000

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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 h

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Member Reviews for Marques de Murrieta Rioja 2100 Castillo Ygay Spain Rioja Rioja Alavesa Red

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Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
3.00 5
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
197797143
4.50 5
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
45229675
5.00 5
04/12/2010

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


Snooth User: patpos
75378683
3.50 5
02/01/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Marques de Murrieta Rioja 2100 Castillo Ygay Spain Rioja Rioja Alavesa Red

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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 h


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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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 h

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