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I had very high expectations for the 2010 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, and the wine delivered as expected. 2010 was one of the finest vintages in Rioja in recent years, and this blend of Tempranillo with 15% Mazuelo (Cariñena) has to be one of the finest modern day Castillo de Ygays. The grapes come from a plot planted in 1966 at 485 meters in altitude, the highest in the estate, and the vines yielded 3,500 kilos per hectare. The two varieties fermented separately in stainless steel for 11 days, and the wine spent 26 months in a mixture of American and French oak barrels. I tasted the 2009 next to this 2010, and I had also had a bottle two nights before. So, I was able to compare this with the 2009, which was a very different year, as 2010 was a cooler year and a priori a more adequate year for long-aging wines like this Gran Reserva. The difference was the vegetative cycle, as the vinification and élevage was the same. This is sleeker and sharper, less developed and livelier than the 2009, which already shows some signs of "old wine" with aromas that remind me of the old classical Rioja reds. It has greatness and finesse and is a very attractive wine with all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle. This is one of the finest modern day vintages of Castillo Ygay. This is going to develop in the direction of the classical bottlings from yesteryear. 130,853 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2015.

 

2018 was the first harvest vinified in the new winery. After rebuilding the historical Castillo de Ygay, they decided to renovate the fermentation room. This year, the Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva was from the 2010 vintage, an excellent year in Rioja and one of the best in recent times for this iconic bottling. Their annual production averages 1.5 million bottles.

- Luis Gutiérrez 97 Points

We offer clients to store their wines in London City Bond Tilbury. The wines are stored in Private Reserves under your own account name and can only be moved with the written consent of the account holder. The wines are fully insured at full replacement value.

The benefits:

  • Own account name and account number.
  • Stock list available showing rotation numbers of stock and cost value.
  • Market valuations provided.
  • Stored in perfect conditions for wine.

Storage charges:

  • 12 bottle case (9 litres) is only £15.00 per year
  • 6 bottle case (4.5 litres) is only £7.50 per year
  • Bottles charged at 6 bottle rate of £7.50 per year

Standard UK Delivery from and by London City Bond (2 to 3 days) - Usually £15 (may vary dependent on postcode)

In Bond transfers can be done to all Custom & Excise Bonded Warehouses in the UK.

Transfer costs are £15 for between 1 to 9 cases.

Wines can be collected from London City Bond Tilbury, please give us 48 hours notice.

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Marques Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010, 6 x 75cl, In Bond
69500

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