The 2011 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial wine has deep garnet. This Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial wine is a highly perfumed, complex bouquet evokes red and blue fruits, incense, pipe tobacco, vanilla and mocha, along with smoky mineral and spice nuances that build in the glass. Sappy, palate-staining black raspberry, cherry compote, succulent herb, candied rose and vanilla flavors show excellent depth and clarity, while a spine of juicy acidity contributes cut and structure. Shows excellent energy and detail, finishing with strong persistence, repeating florality and velvety tannins that come in late.
This 2011 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial wine is best paired with ateamed grouper fish, grilled squid and fine black sauce with its allied croquette. Candied and ember-roasted Bresse pigeon, Cameros truffle and red wine. Long cooked Wagyu tail in red wine, smoked eel and foie mille-feuille. Truffled Moliterno sheep’s milk cheese.
97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
97 points Wine Enthusiast
95 points Vinous