Red

1978 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2008 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • Boone's Farm Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 25, 2022 - Did not do this wine justice. Looking for a wine to drink at the end of the meal and we opened it and did not decant. The wine was very good but needed air.

  • Boone's Farm Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 20, 2021 - Black fruit, earth, Asian spices, and hints of cherry and rose petals. Round and complete. Consumed side by side with a 1982 CVNE Real and thought aromatics on the CVNE were better, the Castillo Ygay was a richer, denser, more complete wine.

  • eagreni wrote: 96 points

    May 22, 2021 - I know there is a lot of bottle variation of this wine, and I was a little anxious upon opening how this bottle would show. Luckily there was no need to worry.

    It started off a little shy and reserved, but after an hour in the decanter it was really singing and dancing in flirtatiuos ways. Complex nose. Of course figs and dates, but also red cherries and ripe wild strawberries, wild strawberries of the type that have lain a little in the sun and got a hint of something sweetly oxidative. Also beautiful spices, a bit like I can imagine it smells like at a bazaar in Marrakesh. In addition, sweet pipe tobacco, butter caramel, hints of apricot and orange peel, leather and forest floor. In the mouth, the wine is delicate and a little fragile. Subtle. Completely worn tannins, high acidity, concentrated, very long. A complex, balanced, sensual and seductive mature wine. The wine is probably at its peak now, but good bottles, like this one, will probably last for at least 10 more years. A truly fantastic wine!

  • #1 or #2? Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 15, 2020 - a mid summer family-only COVID escape trip up to whistler. stunning stuff. a really fun change of pace. bright and lively, with surprisingly lots of fruit (strawberries, cranberries), leather and a good dose of acidity to hold it all together. excellent and highly recommended.

  • Raizes wrote: 89 points

    May 22, 2020 - 红樱桃、覆盆子的果味,泥土、皮革的陈年香气,丰富但并不算复杂的呈现。入口结构感比较弱,单宁已经非常柔顺,而酸度的存在感更强一些。整体来说,酒体有些陈年后分散的迹象,已经走向了下坡路。

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
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    (Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Historic Release) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial) Bricking dark red violet color; intriguing, cranberry, tart red berry, tart raspberry, ginger cake nose; still youthful, medium bodied, tart red berry, cranberry, tangy, dried cherry palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • 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, 8411509309402

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 334 (57%)
  • Consumed 250 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beef steak, Hjort, Roasted duck

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