Grape: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo
Tasting Notes: Black Fruit, Cocoa, Vanilla, Cherry
Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852. Located at the heart of La Rioja, the estate is home to Ygay Castle. The Cebrián-Sagarriga family acquired the Marqués de Murrieta winery in 1983. Only the finest vintages from the 741-acre Ygay Estate are used to make Castillo Ygay. 2010 was one of the finest vintages in Rioja in recent years.
Fruit for Marqués de Murrieta’s Gran Reserva Es[ecial is hand-harvested from an 80-year-old single-vineyard called La Plana, located at the highest peak within the Ygay Estate This 2010 bottling was named the 2020 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year.
It's very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth, power and wonderful harmonious balance. Orange peel, dried cherry, black tea, blackberry, vanilla, forest floor, red plum, leather, and cocoa flavors remain young and vibrant. Great with Beef Wellington or with game or Iberico ham and cheese. Drink now or over the next 15 years.