Red

2001 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 205

  • honest bob wrote: 94 points

    July 9, 2019 - From 75cl, acceptable but slightly pasty/crumbly cork. Decanted 1 hour. WARNING: This wine requires 2+ hours to even start showing its true quality! Until then it will probably taste thin, closed, disappointing, sound, but with oak/acid more dominant than any hint of fruit, let alone complexity or resonance. Then, at least in the case of this bottle at exactly 2 hours 5 minutes: BOING! The Jack springs out of the box and punches you on the nose (fresh blood, iodine, exotic spice-box [liquorice, star anise etc etc], rich rolling red fruits), on the mercurial, ever-changing palate (ever richer waves of raspberry/cranberry/redcurrant/morello fruit, balsamic depth, super-fine tannins, gorgeously-ripe acidity) and pummels you into submission with a minutes-long finish (tingle, wave-crest-and-crash layering, resonance, extraordinary persistence). Unfortunately we had consumed half the bottle before it was ready to rumble. Gradually edging its way into maturity, well-stored bottles have a long and intensely pleasurable future in hand. 94P(+)

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Swirling Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 5, 2019 - Coravined 250ml, and used vinturi for immediate drinking.
    Good wine, nice Rioja. Nose was decent, and drank nicely, just wasn’t “wow”.

    After a week, popped the bottle. Wow.
    Nose: leather, mint, dark cherry, dried herbs, chocolate?, prune... Super intense, Incredible.
    Palate: full/medium bodied, super long length. Sweet tannin. Delicious. So good.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Pebben wrote: 93 points

    April 22, 2019 - From memory: Complex flavour profile with hints of red berries, dried fruit, autumn leaves, tobacco, leather, spices and vanilla. Concentrated and well balanced – really not showing a whole lot of age apart from some dried fig and prune notes in the fruit mix. Brilliant stuff – should keep for at least another six to eight years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cofxc Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 14, 2019 - Lacks clarity visually. Is also a bit fuzzy on the palette. Very savoury, meaty, saline. Seems to draw its belt in, gets its act together. Cleans up. A surprising turn like from older to younger. Rich, bright fruit. Intense. Blueberry, liquorice, vanilla, touch of coffee. Low acidity initially but that starts to appear too. Still, lacks a little freshness throughout. It grows on me. Deserves a massive glass.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • chatters wrote:

    January 31, 2019 - Annual Coravin blitz - day one (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Sweet, red berries; a little juicy in fact; strawberry with raspberry, herbaceous underpin, leather, sweet spices, vanilla and caramel. A little garrigue in fact with some meat. Raisins join the jammy fruit on the palate, some tomato leaf, juicy, rich vanilla, chocolate drying grippy tannins but all in balance, long, bloody marvellous.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
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  • By John Gilman
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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2011 (link) 18.5 points

    (Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial) Deep, rich hue, fairly typical of youthful Rioja. It has a very firm and aromatically defined nose, very youthful and primary, initially showing only the sweet vanilla butter of lengthy aging in oak. Then more fruit elements come out, rather bright cranberry and redcurrant elements at first, but with more air it shows more flattering and rounded fruit characteristics, plum, wild cherry, also notes of tanned leather and orange zest. Behind this there are also some blacker streaks coming in, blackberry with a tinge of tobacco. A good substance in the mouth, feeling increasingly full with aeration, showing a rich tannic core with some time. There is plenty of structure here behind the polished yet acidic fruit. Full, with a clean acid-bound finish, and a rolling substance. There is certainly great potential here; this wine has decades ahead of it.

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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 Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial) Like the 1989, poured from a double magnum. Also like the 1989, another vintage that I have resting in my cellar. Quite a concentrated hue on inspection. There is a good richness evident on the nose, sweet with a slightly cooked fruit character, intense, full of appeal, with a complex gamey style behind it. To my mind the palate is still painfully primary, full of concentrated linear fruit, supple substance and a fine, linear definition to the structure. I think there is remarkable potential here, but it would be easy to dismiss its intense, high-toned, slightly stewed substance at this early juncture; but give it another 10-20 years and this could well be magnificent.

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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 n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 8411509011305, 8411509055101, 8411509188915

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,714 (67%)
  • Consumed 826 (32%)

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beef filet, lamb, Pork Chops:Grilled

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