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Marques De Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2018 750ml

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It's perfumed, fresh, elegant and medium-bodied, with a velvety texture. Superb!..94 Points Wine Advocate

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This lengendary Bodega produces some of the most classic and sought after Riojas. The entry level Reserva is my go-to wine to enjoy with any of my weekend favorite meals.  Lovely nose of dark fruit, cedar, and herbs. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a structured finish.

Oscar Garcia, Wine Buyer, 67wine 


 

Wine Information:

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Rioja

Variety: Tempranillo

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

 

94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The flagship red 2018 Rioja Reserva was produced with a blend of 86% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 4% Mazuelo (a.k.a. Cariñena) and 2% Garnacha selected from their 300 hectares of vineyards that exemplifies the character of the vintage and the place. 2018 was a year with good rain and a cool season that resulted in a late harvest, which started on October 1 and was slow and delivered grapes with good freshness. Each variety and plot fermented separately in stainless steel. and the wines aged separately in American oak barrels for 21 months and then settled in concrete until bottling. It follows the path of the 2016, where I noticed a change that is taken further in this, controlling the power and increasing the freshness. It's very aromatic, a year completely different from the 2017; it has less structure and more freshness and subtler balance and enough oomph, concentration and power neatly compensated by freshness. I believe 2018 was a very good vintage to implement this change. It's perfumed, fresh, elegant and medium-bodied, with a velvety texture. Superb!

91 Wine Spectator
Fresh and elegant, with a mouthful of ripe, crushed cherry and red currant fruit, this medium-bodied red is framed by crisp tannins and a minerally underpinning. Enticing hints of eucalyptus, dried fig and cigar box play on the finish. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha Tinta. Drink now through 2028.

A palpable example of the elegance, consistency and regularity that characterize Marqués de Murrieta winery. This wine shows the incredible personality of the Ygay Estate and summarizes perfectly what happens during a whole vegetative cycle. It's is made with Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha. Each variety adds its personality to obtain a balanced wine after the barrel aging.
Blend: 83% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha

Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world-renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300-hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.

This lengendary Bodega produces some of the most classic and sought after Riojas. The entry level Reserva is my go-to wine to enjoy with any of my weekend favorite meals. Lovely nose of dark fruit, cedar, and herbs. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a structured finish.
Oscar Garcia, Wine Buyer, 67wine