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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2014

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2014
$23.98

SKU 8411509142108

750ml

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Tangible proof of elegance, balance and constancy characteristic of the Marques de Murrieta Winery and its surrounding vineyards situated in the Ygay Estate, it is a red reserva wine with a balanced aging of two years in new and partly new American oak barrels and a year and a half in bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and fineness, summing up the best attributes of our identity and actuality. Marqués de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it represents age-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines of Spain. With our daily work, respect and love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the attention to detail throughout its almost four years of production, Marqués de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality. Pairing: Steamed and grilled hake loin, prawns with their coral and truffle aroma, baked unsalted cod with onion and green peppers, red beans stew with pork feet and cabbage, grilled beef tenderloin, green asparagus and carrot purée, creamy carnaroli rice with truffles and foie mi - cuit, selection of creamy and blue cheeses, red wine compote and sour cherries. Recommended serving temperature: 16° - 18°C (61° - 65°F) to let the wine breathe and show its full aromatic potential.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe blend of the 2014 Rioja Reserva is very similar to the 2013, 84% Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha. 2014 was a somewhat-challenging vintage, with warm and cold spells and some rain during the summer. The fermentation usually lasts eight days with pigéage and remontage, pressed and put to age in 225-liter American oak barrels for 19 months. This is still a little young and has had less time in bottle. It might need a little bit more time in bottle. The nose is subtle and very harmonious, with aromas of red cherries and some aromatic herbs. The palate is soft, it has a velvety texture with polished, round tannins, and there is a subtlety and harmony that is laudable. 900,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in seven lots between July and September 2017.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2018
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThis red has a lovely texture, polished and deep. The flavors are a bit muted, but reveal notes of cherry preserves, candied orange, dried herbs and vanilla, with light, firm tannins and orange peel acidity. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 10,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, May 31, 2018
  • v92

VinousDeep bright-hued ruby. Ripe cherry and red berries on the perfumed nose, hints of coconut, white pepper and rose oil adding complexity. Shows very good depth and energy on the palate, offering smoke-laced bitter cherry and cassis flavors that turn sweeter with aeration. Smooth tannins shape a long, penetrating finish that leaves a sexy hint of mocha behind.

Antonio Galloni, February 2019
  • js91

James SucklingQuite a complex nose of forest berries and caramel. Medium-bodied with a silky texture for a relatively young red of this quality level. Well integrated, rather supple tannins, only the finish turning slightly dry. Drink or hold.

August 2018