2007 Marques De Murrieta Rioja Finca Ygay Gran Reserva EspecialBlend from Spain
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"Deep intense bright ruby red. With a dense, slow texture. Leaves a sticky trace in the glass. A slow wine, to be aerated for a few moments beforehand to bring out its intense,...
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"The aromas of this show an amazing freshness of flowers and herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and violet. Then it goes to raspberry, candy and currants. Black licorice too. A truly great wine on the nose. Full-bodied, racy and linear. So polished. It's like a red ruby. 86% tempranillo and 14% mazuelo in the blend. For release in September 2015. Great length and future. Give it three years or so. Or decant two hours in advance."
95+ Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A worthy follow-up of the 2007, the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial will be released in late 2015. This is a cuvée of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Cariñena), a very important grape for Castillo de Ygay in percentages that vary depending on the vintage, and it's almost 15% in 2007. 2007 was not an easy vintage and in Ygay they had a terrible mildew attack and they lost 50% of the bunches. It's a cold, rainy year, but because of that circumstance the wine is concentrated. This is still a baby, long and with depth and tannins that should melt in a couple of years. Compared with the 2005 it is fresher, perhaps not as concentrated, but for me the extra freshness compensates and puts it at a very similar quality level. And the rule of thumb is to wait at least ten years after the harvest to start uncorking any Castillo de Ygay. Cheap it is not, but very good value it is, for the quality it delivers. 110,000 bottles were produced. There will be no Castillo de Ygay in 2008, but there will be 2009, 2010 and 2011. That's something exceptional to have three vintages in a row."
"Deep intense bright ruby red. With a dense, slow texture. Leaves a sticky trace in the glass. A slow wine, to be aerated for a few moments beforehand to bring out its intense, complex aroma of ripe red and black berries – dried raspberry – dates, aromatic herbs, mint, hints of spice, tobacco leaf, cocoa ... enveloped in fine wood. In the mouth it is very abundant, with polished tannins and a fine texture that combines weight and acidity to give it complete balance. A lively, structured Gran Reserva wine with a lingering taste and aftertaste. Guaranteed intense development in the bottle" - Winery
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95+ - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black berry, black cherry, tobacco and tar|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, black berry, black cherry, tar and flower|