Marques De Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 750 ml • 2015 •

country: Spain / region: Rioja / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2015 / sku: 4034
The Wine Advocate   93 Points
James Suckling   93 Points
The Wine Spectator   92 Points
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DESCRIPTION:
*Vintage may vary by location*

Spicy aromas lead to flavors of vanilla, cherry, fresh herb and mineral in this expressive red. Though oaky notes are prominent, there’s a core of focused fruit, and the light structure is fresh and balanced.

• Tempranillo • Garanacha •

Ratings

The Wine Advocate   93 Points
James Suckling   93 Points
The Wine Spectator   92 Points
WAThe Wine Advocate: 93 points
The red blend 2015 Rioja Reserva is 80% Tempranillo with 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, a little more Graciano and Mazuelo, something logical in ripe and warm years like 2015. It's produced with grapes from a diversity of the 30 different plots within the estate, to represent the character of if. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in American oak barrels for 18 months. It's spicy and somewhat balsamic, with some dusty tannins. It's a ripe and powerful vintage that only suffers next to the 2016 I tasted next to it when there's a jump in precision and finesse. This is by far the largest volume produced at Murrieta, with almost one million bottles.
JSJames Suckling: 93 points
So fresh and elegant with more than enough concentration and structure, this is a fine example of a 2015 Reserva. Ripe-blackberry, licorice, smoke and bourbon notes. I love the velvety texture of the long, intense finish. Better from 2019 and with long aging potential.
WSThe Wine Spectator: 92 points
#40 on the Top 100 Wines of 2019 Cedar, tobacco, dried cherry and spice flavors mingle in this red. Features a polished texture, with well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Supple, harmonious and graceful. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha.