|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2001 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)|
|Winery:||Marqués de Murrieta|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo, Garnacha tinta|
Elaboration of Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001 (Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo and Garnacha tinta)
- View: Ruby red with a certain intensity, border tile, and a tear falling slowly fine
- Nose: Intense aroma of spices and wood, clove, juniper, cedar ... snuff, raisins, dried leaf, leather, sherry background and good complexity.
- Mouth: It has body, senses and caressing tannins, dried over wood and a load of sweet spices stick to the lining of the mouth making it long.
Grapes: Tempranillo and Cariñena
AGING: 31 months in American oak barrels, 36 months in bottle
Alcohol: 14% Vol
How to serve
Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta is a family company with long tradition in Rioja. A project based at the junction of the wines with the familiar look. Its history dates back to 1852 with Luciano de Murrieta.More about the Winery
I reported on the current release, the 2001 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, previously but underrated it slightly. This cuvee is sourced from a single plot called La Plana planted at over 1500 feet of elevation. It is made up of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Mazuelo chosen for its acidity. The wine is aged for 10 months in new American oak followed by 21 months in seasoned oak. It is then held in bottle for 3-4 years prior to release. Deeply colored, spicy, elegant and complex, the wine has great volume and grip as well as exceptional length. It can be approached now but will easily have a 30 year lifespan. Marques de Murrieta is a family owned bodega impeccably run by V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga who took over from his father in 1996. The estate owns 741 acres of vineyard and is in the process of making dramatic improvements to the physical plant. The Bodega manages to straddle the traditional style with the Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial and the modern style with Dalmau. A bit of white wine is also produced in a style updated from the ancien regime. Marques de Murietta’s flagship is the Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial. When I visited the estate in May 2010, I was able to taste several venerable and beautifully maintained vintages including 1934, 1952, and 1978 among others. Whether these new releases will approach the heights of their ancestors remains to be seen (those wines spent 18 to 40 years in barrique) but they are amazingly well priced, traditionally made Riojas that will live for many years.View more
Reviews of Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay 2007
A red Bordeaux Garnacha. Smelling it, I noticed the aromas of blackberries. Very light.
We had it while we waited for the meal, with appetizers.
Marqués de Murrieta Finca Ygay Reserva 2014
We had it with a birthday cake.
I drank it together with my sister.