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2001 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 236

  • maxima wrote: 95 points

    January 2, 2022 - De mieux en mieux, super complexe et bien équilibré!
    Nez envoutant sur les fruits noirs et les épices.
    En bouche, c`est suave et raffiné. Des
    mures et des cerises noires avec du poivre, de menthol
    et une pointe de chocolat noir.
    Il y a aussi des feuille de thé et des herbes.
    Les tannins son fins et la finale
    est éternelle.
    SUPERBE!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • DH90 Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 2, 2022 - Decanted for about an hour before first taste. Lovely dark red wine with minimal separation at the edges. Initially feral with red fruit and leather. With continued aeration it became even more complex with Asian spices, chocolate, and dark red fruit. Long concentrated feel on the palate. This is fabulous wine and has been outstanding every time that I have tried it.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • D_RICH wrote: 95 points

    January 1, 2022 - A gift from a dear friend, we shared it together at our New Years' Day dinner, after it had rested for years in my cellar. Decant. Consumed between 1 and 4 hours later, alongside the 2000 Chateau La Conseillante, and just after the otherworldly 2019 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne (96+), also from said friend. Ruby. Intense, somewhat stinky nose. Medium to full bodied, balanced, concentrated and complex on the palate, with nice length. This got better and better over time, and was at its best at the very last drop. An outstanding Rioja.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • andy_whiteshoes Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 16, 2021 - In a great place, absolutely loved this. Has softened right up, now velvet-fist-in-velvet-glove territory. Wraps around chorizo wonderfully. Hard to see it improving from here, enjoy

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • FEDEVIDAL Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 13, 2021 - Decantado brevemente antes de consumir. Color picota profundo y oscuro con borde muy ligeramente atejado. Aroma espectacular muy polifacético y evolutivo, da finísima fruta negra acompañada por ligeros elementos terciarios como cuero pero muy limpio, laurel, hierbas de monte, ozono y tierra húmeda, higos y va evolucionando a otras materias como tabaco rubio , ceniza y flores azules, el aroma destaca por su equilibrio y elegancia. En boca tiene mucha presencia, es robusto, muy estructurado, se nota la madera pero en su justa expresión, sin excesos ni abusos. En boca da sensaciones de resto de frutas, y notas lácteas, sin presencia de terciarios. Final muy muy largo.
    Este vino no da ninguna sensación de agotamiento, sin problemas tiene para 20 o 25 años más. Es un vino fantástico, muy esférico y expansivo llena completamente la boca y resulta enormemente gratificante

    2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2011, Issue #35, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Old Rioja and An Embarrassment of Riches From Outside the Mainstream Regions

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2009, IWC Issue #145 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/2/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial) Medium red color with pale meniscus; lovely, tart currant, red berry nose; tasty, tart berry, strawberry, red plum palate with firm, sweet tannins; drinkable now, and will go for decades; medium-plus finish (93% Tempranillo, 7% Mazuelo)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Wine & Spirits Top 100 - Part 2, Episode #742, 9/24/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Marques de Murrietta Castillo Y Gay Gran Reserva Especial) #3; COLOR-dark; NOSE-this nose is brilliant; textbook Rioja nose; reminds me of soup; I want to eat the nose; PALATE-I find that the oak is charming on this wine; a red spice component; some floral nuances; I love this wine; it is MASSIVELY balanced!!!!!; if you're a old world Bordeaux fan, I love the balance, I love subtle cranberry mixed with sour cherry; Lentil soup; this should last 50 years; GV-93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Marqués de Murrieta
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 411149011305, 8411509011305, 8411509055101, 8411509188915

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,750 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,022 (37%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef filet, lamb, Pork Chops:Grilled, Rib-eye Steak

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  68 votes

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