Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010

Marques de Murrieta: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010


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Tempranillo 85%, Mazuelo 15%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2053
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 100/100
Falstaff: 100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Parker: 97/100
Tim Atkin: 97/100
Galloni: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010


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. Eine Nachverkostung Ende 2021 bestätigte nochmal diesen Ygay Gran Reserva als eines der 'all times' Highlights des historischen spanischen Weinanbaus. Ich habe sehr sehr wenig Besseres in der historischen Rioja probieren dürfen. Verträumt und soooo trinkig dazu! 100/100


Falstaff über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Falstaff: Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Feine Minze, feine schwarze Kirschen, feine Kräuterwürze, frische Herzkirschen, mineralisch und einladend, ein facettenreiches, junges Bukett. Saftig, komplex, elegante, extraktsüße Textur, feine runde Tannine, reife Herzkirschen, zarter Nugat, bleibt minutenlang haften, enormes Zukunftspotenzial. Einfache Rechnung: kaufen, was geht. 100/100


Suckling über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Suckling: Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards. 99/100


Parker über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Parker: I had very high expectations for the 2010 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, and the wine delivered as expected. 2010 was one of the finest vintages in Rioja in recent years, and this blend of Tempranillo with 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena) has to be one of the finest modern day Castillo de Ygays. The grapes come from a plot planted in 1966 at 485 meters in altitude, the highest in the estate, and the vines yielded 3,500 kilos per hectare. The two varieties fermented separately in stainless steel for 11 days, and the wine spent 26 months in a mixture of American and French oak barrels. I tasted the 2009 next to this 2010, and I had also had a bottle two nights before. So, I was able to compare this with the 2009, which was a very different year, as 2010 was a cooler year and a priori a more adequate year for long-aging wines like this Gran Reserva. The difference was the vegetative cycle, as the vinification and élevage was the same. This is sleeker and sharper, less developed and livelier than the 2009, which already shows some signs of 'old wine' with aromas that remind me of the old classical Rioja reds. It has greatness and finesse and is a very attractive wine with all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle. This is one of the finest modern day vintages of Castillo Ygay. This is going to develop in the direction of the classical bottlings from yesteryear. 97/100


Tim Atkin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Tim Atkin: Produced in one of Rioja's greatest recent vintages, this is a very special Castillo Ygay that is well worth cellaring for a decade or two. Made from Tempranillo with 15% Mazuelo, both grown in La Plana at 485 metres, it's nuanced, balanced and refreshing, with the classic Murrieta combination of acidity and fine tannins, complemented by French and American oak and a core of savoury fruit. 97/100


Galloni über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Galloni: Brilliant ruby. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes spice-accented red and dark berry preserves, potpourri, pipe tobacco and vanilla, and violet and mineral accents emerge as the wine stretches out. Palate-staining blackberry, cherry-vanilla, cassis, fruitcake, mocha and candied licorice flavors show superb depth and clarity while hints of floral pastilles and Moroccan spices add complexity. Gains weight with air, with no loss of energy, showing powerful, spicy thrust on a strikingly long, gently tannic and floral-driven finish. 97/100

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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 2010