Castillo Ygay, Marques de Murrieta, Gran Reserva Especial 2011, Rioja.
Grape varieties: 84% tempranillo and 16% mazuelo.
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JAMES SUCKLING (UK): 98 POINTS.
PROENSA (SPAIN): 98 POINTS.
LA VANGUARDIA (ESP): 98 POINTS.
ROBERT PARKER (USA): 97 POINTS.
DECANTER (UK): 97 POINTS.
WINE ENTHUSIAST (USA): 97 POINTS.
Castillo Ygay is always made from the best grapes sourced from a 40-hectare (98-acre) vineyard, planted in 1950 and located at 485 meters above sea level, in the highest area of Ygay State in Rioja Alta.
The tempranillo is aged for 28 months in 225-litre American oak barrels and the mazuelo is aged for 28 months in 225-litre French oak barrels. After blending, the wine remains 13 months in a concrete tank until bottling.
A true jewell from Rioja.