2012 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Winery Marques de Murrieta
Vintage 2012
Grape Garnacha Mazuelo Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2045
Available as of Dec 21, 2023
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After the highly praised vintage of 2009, 2010 (the 2010 was voted the best Spanish Wine by Winespectator and the best wine in the world) and 2011, there is now the 2012 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial - the top model from Marques de Murrieta. The Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is only made when the harvest is of excellent quality. The Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes from the La Plana single vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of the Finca Ygay at 485 meters above sea level. After the 2012, we will have to wait a number of years (until at least 2026) and it is still unclear what the next vintage will be.

The 2012 Ygay's is the 56th vintage since 1877 and is once again a great wine, as evidenced by the maximum score of 100/100 points that this wine has received. The wine is deep, fresh, extremely concentrated and with a very refined tannin structure. Its style allows wine lovers to enjoy it upon release, but it shows impressive potential for aging. Only the most patient will be able to experience it with age!

The 2012 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is a blend of 81% Tempranillo and 19% Mazuelo. The Tempranillo and the Mazuelo are harvested manually and the first selection takes place in the vineyard and the second selection on the sorting tables. Only the best grapes are allowed in this top model. After fermentation, long maturation follows. The tempranillo matures for 34 months in American oak 225 liter barrels and the mazuelo matures for 34 months in French 225 liter oak barrels. After blending, the wine remains in a concrete tank for 20 months until bottling. After bottling, the wine is left to mature in the bottle for several years, after which the wine becomes available. Grandcruwijnen is an importer of Marques de Murrieta in the Netherlands. This icon will be available from January 2024.

The 2012 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is an expressive classic Rioja of great class. A full and complex nose with aromas of black cherries and ripe plums, enveloping hints of tea leaves, cedar wood and Mediterranean herbs on a background of dried flowers. Well framed and deep on the palate, with polished tannins and full of nuances; lived harmoniously and long. The Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is a meditation wine and a beautiful accompaniment to a slow-cooked Bresse pigeon, fried beef loin with wild mushrooms; or roasted suckling pig with baked sour apple.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

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Available as of Dec 21, 2023
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Appellation Rioja Alta
Icons Icon Spain & Portugal
Winery Marques de Murrieta
Grape Garnacha, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2012
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2045
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 100
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch
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