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Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007 (750ML)

$132.89
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MMRCYGREA7B
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Vintage:
2007
Appellation:
Rioja
Format:
750ML
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 JS / 95+ WA / 95 DE

#13 James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2015

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The aromas of this show an amazing freshness of flowers and herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and violet. Then it goes to raspberry, candy and currants. Black licorice too. A truly great wine on the nose. Full-bodied, racy and linear. So polished. It's like a red ruby. 86% tempranillo and 14% mazuelo in the blend. For release in September 2015. Great length and future. Give it three years or so. Or decant two hours in advance. James Suckling

A worthy follow-up of the 2007, the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial will be released in late 2015. This is a cuvée of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Cariñena), a very important grape for Castillo de Ygay in percentages that vary depending on the vintage, and it's almost 15% in 2007. 2007 was not an easy vintage and in Ygay they had a terrible mildew attack and they lost 50% of the bunches. It's a cold, rainy year, but because of that circumstance the wine is concentrated. This is still a baby, long and with depth and tannins that should melt in a couple of years. Compared with the 2005 it is fresher, perhaps not as concentrated, but for me the extra freshness compensates and puts it at a very similar quality level. And the rule of thumb is to wait at least ten years after the harvest to start uncorking any Castillo de Ygay. Cheap it is not, but very good value it is, for the quality it delivers. 110,000 bottles were produced. There will be no Castillo de Ygay in 2008, but there will be 2009, 2010 and 2011. That's something exceptional to have three vintages in a row. Luis Gutiérrez – The Wine Advocate

This vintage of the legendary Ygay comes from a poor to average year, but this is a case where that seems not to matter. Beguiling nose: lifted, with kirsch and floral notes, real garrigue scents of lavender and wild herbs. In the mouth the fruit is more solid; cherry, but also a plummy rasp of bittersweetness, with liquorice notes. The tannins are fine but dense and chewy. Tempanillo with 14% Mazuelo. Drinking Window 2019 – 2034 TC – Decanter.com

 

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