Marqués De Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial 2001

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$45.00 (Agent)

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Michael Robertson
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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

A blend of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Mazuelo that has aged in American oak for 31 month, which incidentally is shorter than most other vintages of this bodega's gran reserva. The bouquet fills the room with aromas of spice box, sweet tobacco and red fruit while the palate shows deep oak influence that while prevalent is also nicely balanced by a core of dark fruit complexity. The spice element lingers indefinitely.
Now is not the time – but if you must, decade 2+ hrs before serving. Tasted Jan 2012.

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Markus Lanz
Markus Lanz

Black fruit, vanilla, very concentrated. Silky tannins, very good balance and a long silky finish

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

There is a good richness evident on the nose, sweet with a slightly cooked fruit character, intense, full of appeal, with a complex gamey style behind it. To my mind the palate is still painfully primary, full of concentrated linear fruit, supple substance and a fine, linear definition to the structure. I think there is remarkable potential here, but it would be easy to dismiss its intense, high-toned, slightly stewed substance at this early juncture; but give it another 10-20 years and this could well be magnificent. 18.5+/20

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