Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009

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Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009

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Mit dem Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 folgt nach 2007, 2005, 2004 und 2001 wieder ein toller Jahrgang. Den Jahrgang 2008 hat man bei Murrieta einfach übersprungen und bringt nun den den Castillo YGAY 2009 auf den Markt, ein Jahrgang der – wie 2007 – vom Kontrollrat der Consejo Regulador der Rioja mit der Bestnote „sehr gut“ qualifiziert wurde.

Hatte der spanischen Weinkritiker José Peñin bereits den Jahrgang 1998 als besten YGAY (aller Zeiten) bezeichnet und den 2000er zum „riojanischen Vega Sicilia“ erklärt, so wurde der Jahrgang 2001 mit sage und schreibe 97 Punkten bewertet. Peñin schreibt Elogen auf die Murrieta -Weinmacherin Maria Vargas, der das eigentlich Unmögliche gelungen sei, nämlich den Stil eines klassischen Rioja zu verbessern, indem man die stark oxidative Note, eigentlich konstitutionelles Kennzeichen dieses Weintyps, weitgehend ausblendet und die Primärfrucht in den Vordergrund stellt.

Castillo YGAY ist ein klassischer Langläufer, der mit der Zeit an Qualität gewinnt. Nach 2-5 Jahren sollte dieser Wein voll trinkreif sein und danach – je nach Geschmack und Qualität der Lagerung – für ein bis zwei Jahrzehnte schönen Trinkgenuss bescheren. Die Lagerungseigenschaften des Weins sind hervorragend.

Die Trauben für den Castillo YGAY Gran Reserva Especial 2009 stammen aus den besten Höhenlagen (500 hm) des 300 Hektar großen YGAY – Weinguts. Der Tempranillo wurde am 30. September 2009 geerntet und der Mazuelo (Cariñena) am 7. Oktober 2009. Die Trauben für den Castillo YGAY werden stets manuell geerntet.

Als Rebsorten wurde verwendet: 81 % Tempranillo, 19 % Mazuelo Nach der zwischen 11 und 15 Tagen dauernden Vergärung in Edelstahltanks kommt der Castillo YGAY in Barriques aus amerikanischer und französischer Eiche. Die Dauer der Fassreife (Crianza) beträgt beim Castillo YGAY 2009 26 Monate, die Lagerungsdauer in der Flasche beträgt stets über 3 Jahre.

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Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009

Castillo Ygay es una de las etiquetas centenarias de Rioja. Se diseña siguiendo la serigrafía de los primeros vinos de la región. De hecho, fue uno de los primeros vinos que nacieron en Rioja cuando los elaboradores franceses, afectados por la filoxera, llegaron a esta zona para abastecerse. Un vino de obligado conocimiento para saber lo que es un Rioja de corte clásico adaptado a los tiempos. Fue elegido por Peñín mejor Gran Reserva de España de su año y, como curiosidad, es uno de los riojas favoritos de nuestro equipo.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2004

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2009 Castillo Ygay, Marqués de Murrieta – Rioja Gran Reserva Especial – 2 Flaschen (0,75 l)

2009: Very good harsvet Rioja wineGreat wine from prestigious winery. New Level: High FillVery good label and capsule preservation Always stored in the cellar, in very good is recommended to decant the wine 1 or 2 hours before tasting is recommended, after transportation, to let the wine rest for a few wine to drink or by Expert Victor Rodriguez

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009

Helle Fliese Farbe, zeigt die Nase eine ausgewogene Töne von Gewürzen und Nüssen. Am Gaumen ist er elegant und attraktiv zu Hause, dann eine endgültige Komplex Leder und Schnupftabak geworden. Eine duftende, verführerische Wein, komplex contiuara entwickeln seit vielen Jahren in der Flasche.

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Dieser Wein Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 wird Sie mit einem lebendigen Geschmack überraschen. Es handelt sich um einen spektakulären Rotwein, der perfekt alle Arten von rotem Fleisch und Käse begleitet, dank seiner fruchtigen Intensität und seiner makellosen Balance.

Er verführt mit seinen roten Früchten und am Gaumen ist er eine Liebkosung mit einer Satinstruktur. Es wird empfohlen, den Wein einige Minuten vor dem Verzehr mit Sauerstoff zu versorgen.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (Carignan, Garnacha, Mazuelo und Tempranillo)

VERKOSTUNG DES Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009:

WEINVERPACKUNG: Halbgerichteter Käse, gegrilltes rotes Fleisch, geröstetes rotes Fleisch,

Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay »Gran Reserva Especial« Gran Reserva 2010

Legende! Klassiker! Eine Ikone der Rioja!… All das trifft wohl auf keinen zweiten Wein dieser einzigartigen Weinregion so treffend zu wie auf Murrietas »Castillo Ygay« Gran Reserva Especial. Tempranillo und Mazuelo wurden getrennt vinifiziert, wobei der Tempranillo 24 Monate in Barriques aus amerikanischer Eiche reifte und der Mazuelo 24 Monate in Barriques aus französischer Eiche.

Im Glas präsentiert sich der Wein in einem kräftigen Kirschrot. Sein famoses, nuancenreiches Bouquet fasziniert mit seiner Komplexität und den Aromen von roten Früchten, floralen Tönen, Trüffel und würzigen Noten. Am Gaumen fest, rassig und markant mit Tiefe und Vielschichtigkeit. Einfach wunderbar altmodisch in zuverlässiger Qualität.

DESCRIPTION

The result of many years of experience, a renowned historic label. An icon of the Rioja Grandes Reservas of total quality and excellence. Exclusively produced with the best years of our best single vineyard, matured for two and a half years in American oak barrels and three years in bottle that give this wine a new depth, complexity and vivacity. Living legend of Rioja which has survived three centuries, destined to break records for its surprising vivacity of intense cherry colour which gives an amazing complexity. Its nose exhibits an aromatic intensity which seduces us with its red fruits, floral notes of truffles, incense and spicy touches. It caresses the palate with a satin texture. A Gran Reserva that shows strength, elegant bouquet, fruity intensity and impeccable balance.

Own single vineyard: Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.

Manual harvest: Tempranillo was harvested on the 30th of September and Mazuelo on October the 7th.

Wine making: Bunches are de-stemmed and gently crushed, before being racked into stainless steel vats. Fermentation takes around eleven days, during which we pump over and punch down the cap in order to extract aromas and poliphenols slowly and naturally.

Ageging process: The wine is aged for 26 months in 225-litre American and French oak barrels.

Pairing: Poached turbot in its pil-pil sauce slightly baked, crunchy purple garlic crumbs; candied and regenerated Bresse pigeon, couliflower and red wine macerated pear; baked beef sirloin, cameroon black pepper and wild mushrooms; roasted suckling pig with baked acid apple.

Serving suggestions: We recommend decanting the wine for 20 minutes and serve at around 14º-16º C to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.

TIM ATKIN (UK): 97 points. Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex and world-class red. The heat of the vintagehas put plenty of flesh on the bones, complementing the savoury, spicy elegance. The tannins and acidity add balance and refinement.

Wine Advocate – Parker (Usa): 96 points. It has good depth and concentration, still young and lively with fine tannins and a backbone of freshness that lifts it up. It will develop for a very long time in bottle. This is a great classical Rioja for the long haul.

Related wines

Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Especial, Rioja, 1970

Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Especial, Rioja, 2007

Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Especial, Rioja, 1986

Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Especial, Rioja, 1946

Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Dieser Wein Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 wird Sie mit einem lebendigen Geschmack überraschen. Es handelt sich um einen spektakulären Rotwein, der perfekt alle Arten von rotem Fleisch und Käse begleitet, dank seiner fruchtigen Intensität und seiner makellosen Balance.

Er verführt mit seinen roten Früchten und am Gaumen ist er eine Liebkosung mit einer Satinstruktur. Es wird empfohlen, den Wein einige Minuten vor dem Verzehr mit Sauerstoff zu versorgen.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (Carignan, Garnacha, Mazuelo und Tempranillo)

VERKOSTUNG DES Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009:

WEINVERPACKUNG: Halbgerichteter Käse, gegrilltes rotes Fleisch, geröstetes rotes Fleisch,

Heiner Lobenberg über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007

Lobenberg: Die Kombination von ungeheuer viel Zug, leichter Tanninschärfe und lebendiger Säure mit weicher, aromatischer, sehr reifer und feiner Frucht macht diesen Wein zu einem der großem Klassiker der spanischen Weinwelt. Ungeheuer finessereich und zarte Erotik, eine verspielte Tänzerin. Tondonia, La Rioja Alte und Ygay, das sind zu Recht die ganz großen alten Namen der spanischen Weinwelt. Verträumt und soooo lecker dazu! 97+/100

Suckling über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

— Suckling: 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. 98/100

Tim Atkin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

— Tim Atkin: — Atkin: Made with a blend of Tempranillo and 14% Mazuelo from the highest part of the estate, this is a superb follow up to the 2005. It’s still quite closed, and shouldn’t be touched for at least another decade, but it’s another brilliantly judged wine from María Vargas, showing a combination of focus, nesse and concentration. Stunning stuff. 97/100

Penin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

— Penin: Farbe: Kirschrot, orangefarbener Saum. Aroma: feuchtes Leder, Wachs, in Likör eingelegte Früchte, Schokolade, süße Gewürze. Mund: zartbitter, weiche Tannine, geschmackvoll, kraftvoll. 96/100

Parker über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

— Parker: 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. 95+/100

Jeb Dunnuck über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

— Jeb Dunnuck: The 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is a more elegant, perfumed example of this wine yet it still has beautiful ripeness and depth in its sweet black raspberry, currants, spicy oak, floral, and vanilla-laced aromas and flavors. With medium to full-bodied richness, it’s not massive by any measure yet is beautifully balanced and seamless, and this beauty just glides over the palate. It’s still a baby and needs a solid 4-5 years, if not a decade, to hit prime time. 94/100

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Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2004 (Garnacha, Mazuelo und Tempranillo)

Ausbau: 29 Monate in amerikanischen Eichenfässern von 225 L. von denen mindestens 10 wurden in neuen Eichenfässern und mindestens 3 Jahre in der Flasche, bevor er auf den Markt.

METHODE: Die Cluster werden abgestreift und drückte sanft. Dann werden die Trauben in Edelstahltanks mit Temperaturkontrolle zu Tankfüllung dauert ca. 11-15 Tagen, während der Arbeit täglich durchgeführt wird „verfolgt“ und „bazuqueo“, um den Kontakt des Mostes mit den Schalen zu fördern und zu einem langsamen und natürlichen Extraktion von Aromen und Polyphenole.

Passenden Wein: Vorspeisen, Chorizo, Käse Torta del Casar, gegrilltes Fleisch, rotes Fleisch, Schinken und Würste, Iberische Schweinelende.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (Carignan, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES OF Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009:

WINE PAIRING: Semi-mature cheese, Grilled red meats, Roasted red meats,

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Leistungsstarke, schmackhaft und reifen, hat dieser Wein gute Balance noch 30 vor Lebensjahre. (Robert Parker) Der Wein wurde in amerikanischen Eichenfässern von 225 Litern 29 Monate alt sind, von denen mindestens 10 Monate in neuen Fässern waren und ein Minimum von 3 Jahren in der Flasche, bevor sie auf den Markt. Handlese, die Trauben selccionadas ausgezeichnete anada in Pago de la Plana im höchsten Teil der Ygay Finca entfernt.

* Versandkosten sind für das spanische Festland kostenlos, für andere Ziele (Inseln und übriges Europa) wird neu berechnet Versandkosten nach Abschluss der Bestellung und einem Abschlag Äquivalent Hara.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

»I had very high expectations for the 2010 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, and the wine delivered as expected. 2010 was one of the finest vintages in Rioja in recent years, and this blend of Tempranillo with 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena) has to be one of the finest modern day Castillo de Ygays. The grapes come from a plot planted in 1966 at 485 meters in altitude, the highest in the estate, and the vines yielded 3,500 kilos per hectare. The two varieties fermented separately in stainless steel for 11 days, and the wine spent 26 months in a mixture of American and French oak barrels. I tasted the 2009 next to this 2010, and I had also had a bottle two nights before. So, I was able to compare this with the 2009, which was a very different year, as 2010 was a cooler year and a priori a more adequate year for long-aging wines like this Gran Reserva. The difference was the vegetative cycle, as the vinification and élevage was the same. This is sleeker and sharper, less developed and livelier than the 2009, which already shows some signs of „old wine“ with aromas that remind me of the old classical Rioja reds. It has greatness and finesse and is a very attractive wine with all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle. This is one of the finest modern day vintages of Castillo Ygay. This is going to develop in the direction of the classical bottlings from yesteryear. 130,853 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2015.« (Luis Gutiérrez, Juni, 2019)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

»Marqués de Murrieta didn’t produce their top red in 2008, so I tasted the 2009 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. In 2009, the final blend was Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (or Cariñena), one of the highest percentages of Mazuelo ever. The grapes are now sourced from the La Plana vineyard within the Ygay estate, one of the higher-altitude plots at 485 meters. The grapes fermented and aged separately, the Tempranillo in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo in French barriques for 26 months, given its power. It has that seriousness, character and somehow rusticity of the Mazuelo, austere, harmonious and still young. It has good depth and concentration, still young and lively with fine tannins and a backbone of freshness that lifts it up. It will develop for a very long time in bottle. This is a great classical Rioja for the long haul. 109,000 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in October 2014. The prices are increasing but so is the quality. The following vintages will be 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012. I cannot wait to taste them…« (Luis Gutiérrez, Feb. 2018)

Marqués de Murrieta

Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta wurde von Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta gegründet. Im Jahre 1878 kaufte Luciano Rebflächen in Ygay, nicht weit von Logroño. Seine Bodega war sofort ein riesiger Erfolg. Besonders die damals bahnbrechenden Erneuerungen und der große Export-Erfolg brachten ihm schließlich den Titel >>Marqeusado de Murrieta<< ein, die ihm von König Amadeo I verliehen wurde. Heute gehört Marqués de Murrieta zu den emblematischsten Weingütern Spaniens und viele ihrer Weine sind Legende. Durch die Verpflichtung einer der besten Önologinnen Spaniens -María Vargas- ist gerade in den letzten Jahren nochmals ein enormer Qualitätssprung nach vorne gemacht worden.

Marques de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most famous estates in the Rioja region of Spain. It is one of the more traditional houses in Rioja, and is best known for its Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, a Tempranillo-dominant wine with a small amount of Mazuelo. On top of this, Marqués de Murrieta mak…

Marques de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most famous estates in the Rioja region of Spain. It is one of the more traditional houses in Rioja, and is best known for its Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, a Tempranillo-dominant wine with a small amount of Mazuelo. On top of this, Marqués de Murrieta mak…

2/12/2021 – BitDrErik wrote:

E�alkl�bbur, v�nsmakk #2 vor 2021 (Hlíðarás 10): Annað Ygay vínið. Virtist dekkra og yngra á litinn en 2010. Í nefi til að byrja með komu fram karamella og brenndur sykur. Einnig smíðaverkstæði, viður. Svo aðeins síðar vanilla, kirsuber og apríkósur. Þegar var smakkað á víninu þá þornaði gómurinn alveg upp. Gríðarleg tannín og einnig viður í miklu magni. Mahóní og brenndur viður. Í eftirbragði kom mikill lakkrís. Það má segja svipaða hluti um þetta vín og 2010 árganginn. Held að það þurfi að geyma þetta vín í 10 ár eða svo til að það fari að gefa eitthvað af sér. 2010 virtist þó aðeins tilbúnara. Gef þessu víni ekki einkunn að þessu sinni.

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Opinión de los críticos

Marqués de Murrieta didn’t produce their top red in 2008, so I tasted the 2009 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. In 2009, the final blend was Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (or Cariñena), one of the highest percentages of Mazuelo ever. The grapes are now sourced from the La Plana vineyard within the Ygay estate, one of the higher-altitude plots at 485 meters. The grapes fermented and aged separately, the Tempranillo in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo in French barriques for 26 months, given its power. It has that seriousness, character and somehow rusticity of the Mazuelo, austere, harmonious and still young. It has good depth and concentration, still young and lively with fine tannins and a backbone of freshness that lifts it up. It will develop for a very long time in bottle. This is a great classical Rioja for the long haul. 109,000 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in October 2014. The prices are increasing but so is the quality. The following vintages will be 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012. I cannot wait to taste them…

2009 was a warm year, a good vintage to increase the Mazuelo component (up to 19%) in order to ensure balancing acidity next to the rich dark fruit. This has been successfully rendered, the tannins hitherto tight and fairly chalky, but the structure warm and embracing. Cassis and blackberry dominate the fruit profile, then black pepper, cloves and even a hint of cinnamon providing a spicy backdrop. The finish is powerful but does not want for elegance.

A special Rioja that’s traditional, but not old-fashioned. Dusty, licorice and spice nose with red fruit. A cool and elegant wine, in spite of the concentration. Long, firm finish. Expands with aeration. From vines planted in 1945. Drink or hold.

Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex, world-class red from Vicente Cebrián and María Vargas, with 19% Mazuelo providing the backbone of this ageworthy wine. The heat of the vintage has put plenty of flesh on the bones, complementing the savoury, spicy elegance. The tannins and acidity add balance and refinement. What a wine! 2025-40

The Story

The result of many years of experience, a renowned historic label. An icon of the Rioja Grandes Reservas of total quality and excellence. Exclusively produced with the best years of our best single vineyard, matured for two and a half years in American oak barrels and three years in bottle that give this wine a new depth, complexity and vivacity. Living legend of Rioja which has survived three centuries, destined to break records for its surprising vivacity of intense cherry colour which gives an amazing complexity. Its nose exhibits an aromatic intensity which seduces us with its red fruits, floral notes of truffles, incense and spicy touches. It caresses the palate with a satin texture. A Gran Reserva that shows strength, elegant bouquet, fruity intensity and impeccable balance.

Own single vineyard: Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana, a 40-hectare (98- acres) single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.

Manual harvest:Tempranillo was harvested on the 6th of October and Mazuelo on October the 21th.

Wine making: Bunches are de-stemmed and gently crushed, before being racked into stainless steel vats. Fermentation takes around eleven days, during which we pump over and punch down the cap in order to extract aromas and poliphenols slowly and naturally.

Ageging process: The wine is aged for 24 months in 225-litre American and French oak barrels.

Number of bottles: 130,853 (0.75 l)., 2,025 (1.5l), 204 (3l) y 7 (18l)

Pairing: Wood pigeon braised in red wine, cocoa, black pepper and Iberian ham fat; wagyu sirloin tartare, capers jam and soufflé potatoes; pil pil hake cheeks, codfish crispy skin and candied crystal pepper; Moliterno cheese with black truffles, sour cherry jam and Castillo Ygay red wine.

Serving suggestions: We recommend decanting the wine for 20 minutes and serve at around 14°-16° C to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.

Own single vineyard: Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana, a 40-hectare (98- acres) single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.

Manual harvest:Tempranillo was harvested on the 6th of October and Mazuelo on October the 21th.

Wine making: Bunches are de-stemmed and gently crushed, before being racked into stainless steel vats. Fermentation takes around eleven days, during which we pump over and punch down the cap in order to extract aromas and poliphenols slowly and naturally.

Ageging process: The wine is aged for 24 months in 225-litre American and French oak barrels.

Number of bottles: 130,853 (0.75 l)., 2,025 (1.5l), 204 (3l) y 7 (18l)

Pairing: Wood pigeon braised in red wine, cocoa, black pepper and Iberian ham fat; wagyu sirloin tartare, capers jam and soufflé potatoes; pil pil hake cheeks, codfish crispy skin and candied crystal pepper; Moliterno cheese with black truffles, sour cherry jam and Castillo Ygay red wine.

Serving suggestions: We recommend decanting the wine for 20 minutes and serve at around 14°-16° C to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.

Written Notes

Marqués de Murrieta didn’t produce their top red in 2008, so I tasted the 2009 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. In 2009, the final blend was Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (or Cariñena), one of the highest percentages of Mazuelo ever. The grapes are now sourced from the La Plana vineyard within the Ygay estate, one of the higher-altitude plots at 485 meters. The grapes fermented and aged separately, the Tempranillo in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo in French barriques for 26 months, given its power. It has that seriousness, character and somehow rusticity of the Mazuelo, austere, harmonious and still young. It has good depth and concentration, still young and lively with fine tannins and a backbone of freshness that lifts it up. It will develop for a very long time in bottle. This is a great classical Rioja for the long haul. 109,000 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in October 2014. The prices are increasing but so is the quality. The following vintages will be 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012. I cannot wait to taste them…

Marqués de Murrieta will ferment 2018 wines in their brand new winery at the Ygay estate. In 2017 they celebrated their 165th anniversary, and they have been able to keep an updated, classical profile in their wines.

Producer Information

Established in 1852, Murrieta is one of the oldest and most respected bodegas in Rioja Alta. Their wines are concentrated and long-lived and some, like “Castillo Ygay”, have become legendary amongst wine-lovers. Marqués de Murrieta has not stood back and stagnated however; their 300 hectare estate produces Dalmau – a blend which represents an avant-garde expression of their terroir.

Vineyards

An old single vineyard called La Plana located at 485 metres altitude within the 300 hectare Ygay estate surrounding the winery in the southern point of Rioja Alta wine area. It is exclusively used for this gran reserva wine only, and only in the most excellent quality vintages.

Press

Vinous Media: 94 POINTSFebruary 2019, Josh Raynolds

“(Aged in new American and French oak barrels for 28 months) Vivid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, cherry liqueur, coconut and cigar box, along with a sexy floral nuance that emerges slowly. Plush and seamless on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated blackberry, cherry-vanilla and mocha flavors that are given spine and lift by a core of juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic in style, displaying superb finishing clarity, even tannins and a lingering spicecake note. The Tempranillo saw only American oak while the Mazuelo component saw only French.”

Wine & Spirits: 95 POINTS, TOP 100 BEST WINES OF THE YEARDecember 2018

“The vines on the La Plana plateau, the highest point of the estate, at 1,600 feet in elevation, were 60 years old when faced with the heat of the 2009 vintage. The majority of this wine is tempranillo, harvested at the end of September; 19 percent of the blend is mazuelo (carignan), harvested a week later. The wine has the richness of the vintage while the fruit holds its freshness, with tart plum and strawberry notes helping to shape all the flavor concentration. It’s a fat wine with attitude, packing dense tannins that last for minutes and need a decade or more to be fully absorbed into the fruit. It’s supple, heady and delicious now, and significantly more complex with several days of air, as it will be with years of age.”

95 POINTS, TOP 100 SPANISH WINES 2018August 2, 2018, James Suckling

“A special Rioja that’s traditional, but not old-fashioned. Dusty, licorice and spice nose with red fruit. A cool and elegant wine, in spite of the concentration. Long, firm finish. Expands with aeration. From vines planted in 1945. Drink or hold.”

Wine Spectator: 94 POINTSMay 30, 2018, Tom Matthews

“Black cherry, plum, clove, cocoa and mineral flavors are rich and harmonious in this polished red. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity keep this balanced. Shows focus and depth, but remains very fresh. Drink now through 2024.”

The Wine Advocate: 96 POINTSFebruary 28, 2018, Luis Gutiérrez

“Marqués de Murrieta didn’t produce their top red in 2008, so I tasted the 2009 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. In 2009, the final blend was Tempranillo with 19% Mazuelo (or Cariñena), one of the highest percentages of Mazuelo ever. The grapes are now sourced from the La Plana vineyard within the Ygay estate, one of the higher-altitude plots at 485 meters. The grapes fermented and aged separately, the Tempranillo in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo in French barriques for 26 months, given its power. It has that seriousness, character and somehow rusticity of the Mazuelo, austere, harmonious and still young. It has good depth and concentration, still young and lively with fine tannins and a backbone of freshness that lifts it up. It will develop for a very long time in bottle. This is a great classical Rioja for the long haul. 109,000 bottles and some larger formats were produced. It was bottled in October 2014. The prices are increasing but so is the quality. The following vintages will be 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012. I cannot wait to taste them…”