Red

2004 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2016 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 129

  • WilD wrote: 94 points

    May 7, 2021 - P&P, great experience. Nice traditional old school Rioja flavours, vanilla, blueberries. Great acidity backbone. Dried herbs, very nice old school Rioja.

  • ThijsV Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 2, 2021 - Utregs Wijnhuis proeverij Exclusief (Utrecht): Tasted blind - Deep red with a brick rim. On the nose blackberries, cherries, plum, chocolate and oak. Long finish

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BillBell73 Likes this wine:

    January 21, 2021 - Crumbly, fragile cork so use caution when opening- my other bottles have had the same issue. Still rather vibrant in color with no bricking. The nose is a little muted with cherries and a suggestion of cardamom and cinnamon. On the palate, this is showing the early signs of maturity and the fruit tones have mellowed...lots of dried cherry and fig, a tiny bit of dill pickle remaining from the oak treatment, and that sort of savory spicy leathery note that tempranillo gets with age. I love where this is but can’t wait to try it in a few years when the tertiary earthy flavors really kick in. Excellent rioja!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ThalesGaspar Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 24, 2020 - Very complex, a great wine. Needs air!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • lightning wrote: 91 points

    December 12, 2020 - Clear, vibrant garnet of medium intensity. Clean nose of medium-plus intensity, pronounced secondary characters (dill, dry coconut) and tertiary characters (dried figs and blackberry). Elegant and silky on entry, on the midpalate the wine is meaty and medium-plus bodied with bold raspy tannins, a fine seam of acidity buried deep underground, intense and persistent notes of tar, leather, and red fruits. Long finish. Professionally cellared since release, and quickly double-decanted prior to service, tasted at 16-19 degrees. This one is slightly foresquare and ungiving at the moment and I would wait another 5-10 years for the structure to ease and further tertiary development. Has scope for improvement. Interesting to contrast with Lopez de Heredia, which stylistic is more "Burgundian", the Castillo Ygay is more worked and extracted. Next bottle 2026 or later.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2016, Issue #61, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 8411509011305, 8411509041302, 8411509055101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,578 (67%)
  • Consumed 775 (33%)

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