2001 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja

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Community Tasting Note

  • azzah Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 30, 2013 - Purple/red colour, just starting to orange around the edges. This is my third of these now - one previously from 2001 and the other from 2004 - but this is the first one that has not been cork affected in some way. And wow what a difference.

    This is a massively flavoured, bold, alcholic wine. And it has massive impact. It is NOT for pinot lovers. Right in the drinking zone too, I think - it has a wonderful hit of upfront fruit - black cherry and plums with hints of raspberry and cranberry - but with a background of complex secondary flavours - leather, mushroom, tobacco. Oak still evident but sitting much further in the background. This is a wine that is very pleasant and complete just by itself or with a nice vintage cheddar and some salami.

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  • chatters commented:

    9/30/13, 10:47 PM - Hi Azzah, nice tasting you have any thoughts on the wines ageability? cheers, chatters

  • azzah commented:

    10/1/13, 2:39 AM - I reckon it's got at least another ten years in it - cork permitting (noting that my experience has been that the corks used have not been high quality or reliable). For me, it's in a pretty perfect place right now though. I still like fruit to be dominant with the secondary flavours being exactly that.

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