Sunday, January 24, 2016

Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial Cosecha 2004

Date of Tasting: 19 October 2015
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 93% Tempranillo, 7% Mazuelo
Alcohol: 14%
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Appellation: Rioja DOCa
Expect to Pay: ~ EUR80
Chubby Appreciation: 93/100
Critics' Opinion: WA - 95/100, WS - 90/100, WE - 91/100, FS - 95/100, ST - 92/100, CT - 91/100

Appearance: Dark ruby.
Aroma: Ripe wild berries, plum, raisin, chocolate, mocha.
Palate: Juicy and velvety with soft tannins. Full bodied and a bit dense on the palate but somewhat fresh. Exotic dried fruits. Quite long on the finish.

Delicious Rioja. It is a powerful one but not broodingly masculine. Rather elegant in fact. I like the way ripe fruits character showed up smoothly and brightly. Ones would definitely enjoy this Gran Reserva with food more than on its own. Grilled or rich dishes will be excellent companion. Pretty lovely now.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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