Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2011

Marques de Murrieta: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2011


Zum Winzer

Tempranillo 85%, Mazuelo 15%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2054
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Suckling: 98/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Wine Enthusiast: 97/100
Tim Atkin: 97/100
Parker: 97/100
Spanien, Rioja
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2011


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 Alta und Ygay, das sind zu Recht die ganz großen alten Namen der spanischen Weinwelt. Verträumt und soooo trinkig dazu! 98-100/100


Suckling über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Suckling: Extremely well-mannered, traditional character to this, showing layer upon layer of savory complexity on the nose, with iron, dried meat, tobacco, balsamic fruit, dried red berries, orange peel, leather and dried mushrooms. A medium-to full-bodied, linear and zesty Rioja that’s full of nuanced flavors that linger through the very long, savory finish. Floral, too. Yet, it remains bright and precise. Tempranillo with 16% mazuelo. Drink on release or hold. 98/100


Falstaff über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Falstaff: Komplexes Bukett mit Noten von warmer Himbeere, Pflaume, Heidelbeere und dunkler Kirsche. Anklänge von dunkler Schokolade, Tabak und Karamell sowie balsamische und florale Nuancen. Zudem ein Hauch Kokosmatte. Am Gaumen frisch, elegant und ausgewogen, mit reifer Säure und samtigem, feinkörnigem Tannin. Langes Finale. 98/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Wine Enthusiast: Deep violet-red to the eye, this wine has a nose of raspberry, white chocolate and juniper berry. Still youthful on the palate, it offers ever-present tannins supporting flavors of dark plum, black cherry, caramel and violet that slowly fade into a soft cherry-pie finish. Drink through 2042. 97/100


Tim Atkin über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Tim Atkin: Up a point with an extra year in bottle, the 2011 Ygay seems to have settled into its skin over the last 12 months. Made from a duo of Tempranillo and 16% Mazuelo, respectively agedin American and French oak, this has balsamic, Mediterranean herb top notes of pine and rosemary, subtle oak spices, plenty of density and focus and the acidity, tannic structure and dark berry fruit power to age. 2027-45 97/100


Parker über: Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

-- Parker: The 2011 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial was produced with a blend of 84% Tempranillo and 16% Mazuelo (Cariñena) from a plot called La Plana that was planted in 1950 at 485 meters in altitude, the highest in the Ygay property. The grapes were picked between September 17 and 22, and the Mazuelo was later, on September 28. The bunches were destemmed and lightly crushed and put to ferment in stainless steel for 11 days with constant pump-overs and punch-downs. The Tempranillo matured for 28 months in American oak barrels and the Mazuelo for 28 months in French barriques. It's 14% alcohol and has a pH of 3.65 with 5.6 grams of acidity (measured in tartaric acid per liter). It's very tough to follow a vintage like 2010, and 2011 was not an easy year; the wine is possibly more powerful and concentrated but keeping the freshness, with a longer élevage but very young and lively, with an elegant texture and mouthfeel, great balance and elegance. The wine feels lively, and it seems impossible that it has been in bottle for over six years. It has the classical profile with the effect of the American oak barrels, cigar box, cedar wood, sweet spices—aromatic, intoxicating, complex. This should age very slowly and for a very long time. 131,668 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2016. No 2013, 2014 or 2015 will be produced. They have a 2012, and they will jump from that to 2016. The 2012 will be released in late 2023 or early 2024 and the 2016 in 2027 or 2028. Finger crossed... 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 2011