2011 Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial

292 € / L Incl. VAT, Excl. Shipping
Ultra High-End

The Castillo Ygay from Marques de Murrieta is one of Spain's most famous wine labels, with a legendary reputation for its extremely long life and classic Rioja finesse. The Castillo Ygay is produced only in very good vintages (2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001 and 2000) and comes on the market only a few years after the harvest. It comes from the single vineyard "La Plana" with up to 80-year-old Tempranillo and Mazuelo vines.
The variety Mazuelo is developed in french, the Tempranillo in american barrels. In the first 10 months, the wine is aged in new barriques, after that in used barrels. After bottling it is aged in the bottle for a further 3 years before it is sold.

Drink: now until 2043
Analysis: 14,0% alc. vol., 5.6 g / l acid, 1.5 g / l residual sugar
Wine maturing: 24 months in French and American barriques
Grape varieties in 2010 : 85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo
Reviews: Falstaff: 100/100(04/2020), James Suckling: 99/100(2020), Wine Advocate: 97/100(2020) all for vintage 2010
Closure: natural cork
Wine type: dry red wine

Bottled by: Bodegas Marques de Murrieta, Logrono - Espana
Produced in Spain - contains sulphites