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Date Printed: 5/23/2015
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva 2001
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva 2001
(search item no. 120620)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 5/23/2015: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001 is a complex and elegant classic. This Gran Reserva Especial is made from Tempranillo and Mazuelo from vineyards located at 500 meters above sea level. The winemaking process has ensured maximum color and aroma without producing excessive tannin.
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About Marques de Murrieta:

Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world-renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300-hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.