Brickish red. Lively nose of dried fruits, citrus, spice, and forest floor. Has the complexity of age. Tangy and ripe in the mouth, good vibrancy that makes this wine ready to keep going for years. Very fine wine.
Initially musty nose, and I was worried that the wine might be tainted, but the first sip put that idea to rest. Pure tangerine juice in the mouth, with super juicy fruit and puckering acidity. Not even remotely showing its age, I wouldn't hesitate to decant this for a few hours, as it took quite a while for the nose to settle down and be transformed into a bouquet. Hugely enjoyable wine.
Blend of 75% Tempranillo with 12% Mazuelo, 10% Garnacha and 3% Graciano. Brownish with orange highlights. Some volatility masks early on the elegant dried fruit notes and spice. Silky, caressing mouthfeel backed by a marked acidity and a long orange zesty aftertaste.
Color: brick crimson with brownish rim, very clear. Very little if any sediment. Nose: killer aroma of molasses, leather, and sweet jammy fruits. On palate, this wine was singing after 6 hours of decanting. Complex - viscous. Dry sour cherry and some boysenberry maybe a hint of cigar box. Finish +45 sec !!! 92-93
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(Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial) Lovely dill, American oak, vanilla nose; fresh, bright, tart cherry, pure red fruit palate with medium-plus acidity, surprisingly youthful; medium-plus finish