2011 Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial Marques de Murrieta

282.67 € / L Incl. VAT, Excl. Shipping
Ultra High-End
Availability: 18 bottles
Delivery time
2-5 Business Days

The Castillo Ygay from Marques de Murrieta is one of the most famous wine labels in Spain, with a legendary reputation for its extremely long shelf life and classic Rioja finesse. The Castillo Ygay is only produced in large vintages (most recently 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001 and 2000) and only comes onto the market a few years after the harvest. It comes from the forty-hectare single vineyard "La Plana" with 80-year-old Tempranillo and Mazuelo vines.
The Mazuelo grape variety was aged 28 months in French barriques and the Tempranillo in American barriques. After the blending, the wine remained 13 months in concrete tanks before bottling. At least it was stored in the bottle for another 3 years before it went on sale.

Optimal drinking now until 2045+
Analysis data 14% alcohol vol., 5.6 g/L acid, 1.5 g/L residual sugar
Expansion 24 months in French and American Barriques
Grape varieties in 2011 84% Tempranillo, 16% Mazuelo
Reviews Falstaff, James Suckling & Guia Proensa: 98/100, Parker's Wine Advocate and Tim Atkin: 97/100 (all for 2011 vintage)
Closure Natural cork
Type dry red wine

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