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2007 Bodegas Marques De Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay - Gran Reserva Especial (750ml - Full Bottle)

2007 Bodegas Marques De Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay - Gran Reserva Especial (750ml)

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Vintage 2007
Varietal Rioja
Bottle Size 750
Classification D.O.C.
Style Red
Region Spain
Subregion Rioja
Bottle Condition Perfect

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James Suckling
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.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Luis Gutierrez - A worthy follow-up of the 2005, 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.
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Winemaker's Notes: A living legend of Rioja, which has survived three centuries, destined to break records for its surprising vivacity of intense cherry color 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 satin texture. A Gran Riserva that shows strength, elegant bouquet, fruity intensity and impeccable balance.

Additional Information

Sub-Region :
Located in north central Spain, Rioja is the country’s best-known wine making region. Rioja produces both red and white wines, but the red wines made from Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache) and Mazuelo are known more widely than the whites. Red Rioja is divided into four categories: Rioja, aged less than a year; crianza, aged at least two years; Rioja Reserva, aged at least three years; and Rioja Gran Reserva, aged at least five years with two in oak and three in the bottle. View all our items from Rioja
Region :
Sherry and Rioja have long been the best-known Spanish wines outside Spain, but Cava, Rivera del Duero and other wine regions are gaining notoriety. Tempranillo and Grenache (Garnacha) are the primary red grapes used, while Albariño and Chardonnay lead white wine production. Spanish wines are aged at the winery and, contrary to most winemaking philosophies, are released only when they are ready to drink. Spanish wines are usually aged in Spanish, French or American oak, and tend to be big and ripe thanks to the warm dry climate. View all our items from Spain