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This wine really opened up w bit after we let it breathe. Great wine for the price. Read more
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 frost... Read more
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Full and rich.
This wine really opened up w bit after we let it breathe. Great wine for the price.
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
A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 750ml
84% tempranillo, 13% garnacha and 3% mazuelo) 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. The finish re... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 750ml
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.
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
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