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    Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva 2004
    Other Red Blends - Rioja, Spain

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    • RP95
    • W&S93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Rioja, Spain

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112744

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2004 is a complex and elegant classic. Only the finest vintages from the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate are used to make Castillo Ygay. This Gran Reserva Especial is made from Tempranillo and Mazuelo from vineyards located at 500 meters above sea level. Limited in production and sought after all over the world, it is the worthy choice for our emblematic Castillo Ygay label. The Cebrián-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the Marqués de Murrieta winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2004 Castille Ygay Gran Reserva Especial has a delightful bouquet with scents of leather, mocha, freshly ground coffee beans and red berry fruit. It has a perfume that encapsulates everything there is to love about classic Rioja. The palate is a little viscous on the entry with hints of dried fig and dates. It is interwoven by a crisp thread of acidity and displays fine, slightly powdery tannins. There is abundant freshness and vitality: a Rioja speaking of its place with eloquence and clarity. This paragon of classic Rioja lives up to its evocative label. Drink now-2025+.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A formidable, old-fashioned gran reserva, this has the grace and dynamism of great Rioja, powerful without weight. The tannins are precise, focused on Moorish spice, hinting at crushed black peppercorn and cumin. Long and complex, this needs bottle age to fully develop. It should blossom into a great 2004.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Deep ruby-red. Ripe red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by vanilla, pipe tobacco and potpourri. Fleshy, palate-coating redcurrant and cherry compote flavors deliver solid punch and pick up floral pastille and smoky nuances with air. The long, seamless finish repeats the deep cherry note and leaves dusty minerals and spices behind. This is delicious now but has the depth and balance to age effortlessly.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Starts out a bit flat, with milk chocolate and raisiny aromas. With airing it evolves and expands, showing snappy flavors of berry, raisin and brown sugar. Very solid on the finish and elegant as an aged Rioja gran reserva should be. Drink now through 2015.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    This plump red bursts with plum, cherry, chocolate and toast flavors, framed by soft tannins and gentle acidity. A juicy wine that's just tipping into maturity. Drink now through 2016. 1,000 cases imported.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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