Region: Spain (Rioja).
Producer: Marquês de Murrieta.
Grapes: 81% Tempranillo, 19% Mazuelo.
The result of many years of experience, a renowned historic label. An icon of the Rioja Grandes Reservas of total quality and excellence. Exclusively produced with the best years of our best single vineyard, matured for two and a half years in American oak barrels and three years in bottle that give this wine a new depth, complexity and vivacity. Living legend of Rioja which has survived three centuries, destined to break records for its surprising vivacity of intense cherry colour which gives an amazing complexity. Its nose exhibits an aromatic intensity which seduces us with its red fruits, floral notes of truffles, incense and spicy touches. It caresses the palate with a satin texture. A Gran Reserva that shows strength, elegant bouquet, fruity intensity and impeccable balance.
Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.
Pairing: Poached turbot in its pil-pil sauce slightly baked, crunchy purple garlic crumbs; candied and regenerated Bresse pigeon, couliflower and red wine macerated pear; baked beef sirloin, cameroon black pepper and wild mushrooms; roasted suckling pig with baked acid apple.
ROBERT PARKER 96/100 PTS
GUIA PENIN 96/100 PTS
WINE ENTHUSIAST 97/100 PTS