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Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

2010
Rioja (Spain)
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Castillo Ygay is the Marqués de Murrieta flagship and the most senior of all its wines, a century-ol...

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£ 93.00

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010

Type

Wine Red Gran Reserva

Wine region

Rioja (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2010

Review

Castillo Ygay is the Marqués de Murrieta flagship and the most senior of all its wines, a century-old label among Rioja wines and an icon amid its Gran Reservas. A wine of exceptionally good quality, very elegant, solely produced in the best vintage years.

The varieties partaking in its blend are the Tempranillo (86%) and Mazuelo (with the amount increased to 14% in this vintage), using selected grapes from the La Plana vineyard, located in the highest part of the exceptional Ygay estate, at an altitude of 485 metres. The two varieties are matured separately, the Tempranillo in American oak barrels for 28 months, and the Mazuelo, also for 28 months, but in French oak barrels. Both wines carry out the initial phase of their ageing process in new barrels and, once the final blend has been obtained and before bottling, the wine spends six months in concrete tanks. Lastly, the wine is refined in bottle for a minimum of three years.

Castillo Ygay is a long and profound wine. It has astonishing complexity, with an intensely aromatic nose and a caressingly satin texture on the palate. A Gran Reserva that boasts muscle, an elegant bouquet, fruit intensity and impeccable balance. Fresh, concentrated and with a long life ahead, over many decades. Quality of this sort has a price, but the pleasure it gives is guaranteed.

NOTE: We recommend decanting half an hour before serving.

Mushrooms / T-bone steak / Oven-cooked game meat / Dishes with truffles / Grilled beef

  • Climate:Continental
  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:28 months
  • Type of wood:American oak
  • ViewMorello cherry red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Flowers / Higly aromatic / Incense / Spices / Truffle
  • Mouth:Balanced / Structured / Elegant / Velvety
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 18ºC and 19ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Stephane (10/05/2019) - Vintage 2009

Oui mais

J avais gardé un souvenir impérissable de la cuvée 2006.... Vin toujours de très bonne qualité mais un peu déçu par ce 2009....

by: Luca (22/01/2019) - Vintage 2009

Eccellenza

Giovane ma già godibile questa Rioja Gran Reserva è piaciuto molto con la carne e la bottiglia è finita presto.

by: Miguel (21/08/2018) - Vintage 2009

Elegante

Intenso color burdeos con reflejos atejados. Brillante y con una lágrima elegante, de caída lenta. Bajo un intenso y concentrado conjunto de aromas procedentes de su larga crianza, con unos intensos tostados y ahumados, con múltiples especiados, notas de cuero, tabaco y de cacaos, aparece una fruta roja muy madura. Complejo y armónico a la vez. Un vino extraordinario. Entrada envolvente con la fruta más expresiva y carnosa que en nariz entremezclada con las maderas perfectamente integradas. Perfecto equilibrio, con suave acidez y taninos pulidos. Un vino muy, muy elegante.Leyenda viva de Rioja, que ha sabido mantenerse a lo largo de tres siglos, destinado a romper moldes por su sorprendente viveza.

by: halcon culinario (09/07/2018) - Vintage 2009

faltan años y cuerpo

quizás no sea para abrir ahora. le falta esa solera riojana que quizás tienen en esa añada los Tondonia. Mejorará en botella

by: Roger (25/06/2018) - Vintage 2009

Vino de los Grandes!

Vino de los mejores que puedes beber. Para guardar unos años más. Muy recomendable para disfrutar en grandes ocasiones. Genial.

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta

Marqués de Murrieta is one of the most historic Spanish wineries. Its origins date back to 1852 when Luciano de Murrieta started trading his wines in the New World. Today, 165 years later, the impressive Ygay estate seems untouched by the passage of time, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Nowadays, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, the present Count of Creixell, manages the winery with his sister Cristina and a skilled young team which understands how to maintain the b...