Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005

Marques de Murrieta: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005


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Tempranillo 89%, Mazuelo 11%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2016–2048
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97+/100
Suckling: 97/100
Falstaff: 96/100
Wine Enthusiast: 95/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005


Lobenberg: Die Kombination von ungeheuer viel Zug, leichter Tanninschärfe und lebendiger Säure mit weicher, aromatischer, sehr reifer und feiner Frucht macht diesen Wein zu einem der großem Klassiker der spanischen Weinwelt. Ungeheuer finessereich und zarte Erotik, eine verspielte Tänzerin. Tondonia, La Rioja Alte und Ygay, das sind zu Recht die ganz großen alten Namen der spanischen Weinwelt. Verträumt und soooo lecker dazu! 97+/100


Suckling über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Suckling: You just want to smell this, with a polish and clarity that changes all the time. Aromas of walnuts, dark fruits, ginger, roasted seaweed, soya, iron, rosemary, and lavender. Full-bodied, yet polished and firm. Such tension and form. The length is phenomenal. As always, this is a selection of the best of the best. A blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% mazuelo. Almost all American oak. Aged three years barrel and then three years in bottle. Drink or hold. 97/100


Falstaff über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Falstaff: Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Frische schwarze Beerenfrucht, feine Edelholznuancen, zart nach Cassis, Mandarinenzesten, angenehme tabakige Noten. Komplex, jung und frisch, saftige süße Beerenfrucht, straffe, eingebundene Tannine, mineralisch, extraktsüß und anhaftend, gute Frische im Abgang, schokoladige Nuancen im Finale, schokoladiger Abgang, sehr gute Länge, zeigt einen etwas „internationaleren“ Stil, gute Länge. Gutes Zukunftspotenzial. 96/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Wine Enthusiast: Superb at every checkpoint, this is a world-class wine. Cherry, cassis and earth aromas are spicy and mellow, not bullish or loud. This feels creamy but with enough textural grit to keep things lively, while flavors of vanilla, tobacco and plum are nicely integrated. A mild, medium-long finish epitomizes elegance. 95/100

Parker über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Parker: The 2005 Castillo de Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, a classic among classics, is back in top form with the excellent 2005 vintage. It’s produced from a blend of 89% Tempranillo and 11% Mazuelo (aka Carinena), a difficult grape that is in high esteem at the winery (they exceptionally produced a varietal Mazuelo in 2000 to celebrate their 150th anniversary) as they consider it adds acidity and aging potential to the blend and has been selected specifically to make part of the flagship wine’s blend. In 2005, the Tempranillo was harvested on September 30, the Mazuelo on October 3, and fermented separately in stainless steel vats. The Tempranillo ages in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo in French ones, both for a period of 30 months. The wine matures for a further two years in bottle before being released. It’s extremely backward and tight, showing very young, with a balanced nose between spice, tertiary and cherry fruit aromas. It’s a powerful, still young vintage, with plenty of glycerin, body, round tannins. An austere wine (is it the Mazuelo?), it is complex and ever-changing in the palate. It has a sense of harmony that only the best wines have. Very long and elegant. I loved its serious and austere overall feeling. 100,000 bottles produced. This is a true vin de garde which develops complex notes of violet and meat with time in the glass. This is a Gran Reserva greatly marked by the Mazuelo, which should give it great ability to age. At this quality level it represents very good value. Drink 2014-2030. 96/100

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Marques de Murrieta

Marques de Murrieta ist ein Mythos aus La Rioja. 1872 gegründet und jetzt im 21. Jahrhundert mit Tradition und Streben nach Perfektion als einer der Top-Erzeuger längst etabliert.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005