Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007

Marques de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007


Tempranillo 86%, Mazuelo 14%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2050
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97+/100
Suckling: 98/100
Tim Atkin: 97/100
Penin: 96/100
Parker: 95+/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 94/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007


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: The aromas of this show an amazing freshness of flowers and herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and violet. Then it goes to raspberry, candy and currants. Black licorice too. A truly great wine on the nose. Full-bodied, racy and linear. So polished. It's like a red ruby. 86% tempranillo and 14% mazuelo in the blend. For release in September 2015. Great length and future. Give it three years or so. Or decant two hours in advance. 98/100


Tim Atkin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Tim Atkin: -- Atkin: Made with a blend of Tempranillo and 14% Mazuelo from the highest part of the estate, this is a superb follow up to the 2005. It’s still quite closed, and shouldn’t be touched for at least another decade, but it’s another brilliantly judged wine from María Vargas, showing a combination of focus, nesse and concentration. Stunning stuff. 97/100


Penin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Penin: Farbe: Kirschrot, orangefarbener Saum. Aroma: feuchtes Leder, Wachs, in Likör eingelegte Früchte, Schokolade, süße Gewürze. Mund: zartbitter, weiche Tannine, geschmackvoll, kraftvoll. 96/100


Parker über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Parker: A worthy follow-up of the 2007, the 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial will be released in late 2015. This is a cuvée of mostly Tempranillo with the balance of Mazuelo (Cariñena), a very important grape for Castillo de Ygay in percentages that vary depending on the vintage, and it's almost 15% in 2007. 2007 was not an easy vintage and in Ygay they had a terrible mildew attack and they lost 50% of the bunches. It's a cold, rainy year, but because of that circumstance the wine is concentrated. This is still a baby, long and with depth and tannins that should melt in a couple of years. Compared with the 2005 it is fresher, perhaps not as concentrated, but for me the extra freshness compensates and puts it at a very similar quality level. And the rule of thumb is to wait at least ten years after the harvest to start uncorking any Castillo de Ygay. Cheap it is not, but very good value it is, for the quality it delivers. 110,000 bottles were produced. There will be no Castillo de Ygay in 2008, but there will be 2009, 2010 and 2011. That's something exceptional to have three vintages in a row. 95+/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2007 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial is a more elegant, perfumed example of this wine yet it still has beautiful ripeness and depth in its sweet black raspberry, currants, spicy oak, floral, and vanilla-laced aromas and flavors. With medium to full-bodied richness, it’s not massive by any measure yet is beautifully balanced and seamless, and this beauty just glides over the palate. It’s still a baby and needs a solid 4-5 years, if not a decade, to hit prime time. 94/100

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Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2007