Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay 2010 Gran Reserva Especial

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Castillo Ygay is always made from the grapes from the same La Plana single vineyard planted in 1950 and located on the highest plateau of the Finca Ygay estate at 485 meters altitude. A classical blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo grapes that were picked on the 21st October. After fermentation, the wines were aged for 24 months in 225 litre American and French oak barriques.

The perfume and lifted fragrance on this wine are profound. The aromatics are more complex, nuanced and delicate than its predecessor 2009 with ethereal sweet violets, dried lavender, cherry blossom, kirsch liquor and hints of balsamic spice. The palate is more Burgundian than Bordeaux with incredible intensity and purity but also a lithe, delicate texture, weightless concentration and a long, sun raisined strawberry fruit finish. The tannins are like silk and the oak immaculately integrated already. While deemed “not ready” for release until March 2020, further time in bottle should only make this special wine even more spectacular. A real show stopper that is certain to take the world by storm. One of the best Ygay Tintos since the epic 2001 vintage.

98/100 Greg Sherwood MW

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Producer Information: Marques de Murrieta

Established in 1852 Murrieta was one of the first Rioja Houses and is the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.

Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking drawing on his experiences in France, felt that to make the best wines in the world the grapes needed to come from a single estate, which guaranteed complete control over the grapes. Luciano was a leader in using French techniques to develop greater complexity and longevity from Tempranillo

Today the Ygay Estate near Logroño in Rioja Alta covers 300 hectares. The vineyards are divided into several smaller plots, including the single vineyards of Capellanía, Canajas (from which the grapes for Dalmau hail, including a small plot of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon) and La Plana, the home of the esteemed Castillo Ygay

The philosophy is one of quality, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery

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