Castillo Ygay YGAY, GRAN RESERVA ESPECIAL, MARQUES DE MURRIETA 2009 2 Bottle Double Gift in Winchester Gift Box
Bottle size: 75cl
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In 166 years this is only the 53rd vintage of Castillo Ygay, which speaks volumes about how important it is to have the perfect fruit for a wine like this. All Castillo Ygay fruit comes from a single vineyard called La Plana which is planted at 485m above sea level on a plateau – the youngest vines here were planted in 1950A super wine with great concentration of fruit, deep and intense with rich dark chocolate, sweet black cherry fruit, plenty of spice and a long, long finish.
Such depth and structure already on the new wine – the fruit picked entirely from one vineyard where the youngest vines are 68 years old!
The 2009 comprises 81% Tempranillo and 19% Mazuelo and has been aged for 26 months in 225-L American and French oak barrels; the Tempranillo was aged in American oak, the Mazuelo in French. It has an earthy, spicy nose with baked plum and marzipan, while the palate is silky and rich with redcurrant and raspberry fruit, a touch of forest floor and a fresh, herby finish. Such depth and structure, but still so very young and likely to age very gracefully indeed.
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