ITEM 131382

2014 Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay Limited Edition Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

$89.99

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

95JS 94WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2014

Country/State

spain

Wine Region

rioja

Variety

tempranillo

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JamesSuckling.com: 95 points

Really attractive floral aromas to the dark fruit, mushrooms and light chocolate. Full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and lots of flavors of ripe fruit, spice, walnut, seaweed and cedar. Long and caressing. This is still youthful now, but promising so much for the future. Try after 2022.' - James Suckling

Review Date: 1/1/22

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 points

The 2014 Gran Reserva Limited Edition, a barrel selection from the Reserva, is a blend of the more age-worthy wines. It's made up of 84% Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, all from their 300 hectares of estate vineyards. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented by plot and variety in stainless steel, and the varieties were kept separate throughout the 25 months of élevage in American barriques. When discussing the latest vintages, the 2014 is very curious: the harvest was truly challenging, with lots of rain, ripeness problems and botrytis; so, in principle, it didn't look like a good vintage, and they decided not to keep the red Castillo Ygay. But now, seeing the evolution of this wine, they are kicking themselves. The wine has a clear classical profile, with developed aromas of autumn forest, truffle, smoked cured meat, cigar ash and sweet spices. It's sleek and polished, with resolved, fine-grained tannins and a dry, serious finish. This is surprisingly good and should evolve nicely in bottle. 28,914 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2018. - Luis Gutierrez

Review Date: 10/1/20