Marques de Murrieta

About Marques de Murrieta

Named after Luciano de Murrieta, who has long been considered the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, Marqués de Murrieta winery was bought by Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga in 1983. His son, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, began working at the winery at the age of 13. After the sudden passing of his father in 1996, Vicente took over the reins and channelled his grief into growing the winery to what it is today. These developments included buying land (all wines use estate-grown grapes) and increasing cellar space to allow long term bottle ageing.

 

Vicente is supported by María Vargas, one of the highest-profile winemakers in Spain. Joining the winery as an assistant winemaker in 1995, Maria was appointed the head winemaker in 2000 and is credited with inspiring other females in the industry.

 

The Winemaking and the Wines

Their flagship cuvée, the Castillo Y’Gay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial, needs little introduction. Made only in the best vintages from vines planted in 1950, the wine spent a decade maturing in the cellars before being released and had no problems impressing wine critics. Delivering “marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms” (JS), Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate) reckons this to be one of the finest Rioja in modern days,  with “all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle”.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. TAX
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €988.50
2010

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €988.50
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €809.00
2010

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €809.00

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