2018 Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay Rioja Reserva [JS94][WA94][WS91]

2018 Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay Rioja Reserva [JS94][WA94][WS91]

2018 Marques de Murrieta Finca Ygay Rioja Reserva [JS94][WA94][WS91]

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Producer: Marques de Murrieta 
Region: Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain 
Varietal: 
80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha 
Year: 2018  

James Suckling, 94 Points 

" Savory cured-meat, tobacco and grilled-spice notes to the bright plum, red-date, cherry and green-olive aromas. Quite a juicy, medium-bodied Rioja with fresh and extremely silky tannins caressing the zesty orange and crunchy red-berry flavors. Nuanced, fluid and effortlessly drinkable. Long and extremely elegant. A vintage that highlights layering and freshness, rather than power and depth.

Wine Advocate, 94 Points 

"The flagship red 2018 Rioja Reserva was produced with a blend of 86% Tempranillo, 8% Graciano, 4% Mazuelo (a.k.a. Cariñena) and 2% Garnacha selected from their 300 hectares of vineyards that exemplifies the character of the vintage and the place. 2018 was a year with good rain and a cool season that resulted in a late harvest, which started on October 1 and was slow and delivered grapes with good freshness. Each variety and plot fermented separately in stainless steel. and the wines aged separately in American oak barrels for 21 months and then settled in concrete until bottling. It follows the path of the 2016, where I noticed a change that is taken further in this, controlling the power and increasing the freshness. It's very aromatic, a year completely different from the 2017; it has less structure and more freshness and subtler balance and enough oomph, concentration and power neatly compensated by freshness. I believe 2018 was a very good vintage to implement this change. It's perfumed, fresh, elegant and medium-bodied, with a velvety texture. Superb!

Wine Spectator, 91 Points 

" Fresh and elegant, with a mouthful of ripe, crushed cherry and red currant fruit, this medium-bodied red is framed by crisp tannins and a minerally underpinning. Enticing hints of eucalyptus, dried fig and cigar box play on the finish.

Alcohol: 14% 

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