A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena). The choice of such an amount of Mazuelo is probably the most controversial aspect of this wine. It is made from grapes picked from a single parcel 485 meters above sea level called La Plana on Marques de Murrieta’s Finca Ygay estate.
This excellent vintage has the potential to stand alongside 2005. The vintage is also benefiting from Rioja’s decision to reduce yields by 10% for reds, in order to improve quality. The weather throughout was very favourable. Fruit set was a little later than usual, in June, but the cycle through to harvest was healthy and even. it shows the balance, structure and freshness for long ageing.
The nose exhibits an aromatic intensity full of bright red fruits, floral notes, truffles, and incense, spicy touches. The wine is full bodied with a satin soft mouth feel. A Gran Reserva that shows strength, an elegant bouquet, fruity intensity and impeccable balance.
This wine has been highly rated by all the leading wine critics
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