Marques de Murrieta 2015 Rioja Reserva, Finca Ygay

Marques de Murrieta 2015 Rioja Reserva, Finca Ygay

93
Wine Advocate
93
James Suckling
92
Wine Spectator
Bottle $29.95
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About Marques de Murrieta 2015 Rioja Reserva, Finca Ygay

Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 740-acre vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.

For this Reserva Grapes are sourced entirely from the Ygay Estate: 740 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery in the southernmost point of Rioja Alta. Altitude ranges from 1000 to 1500 feet above sea level The wine is aged for 19 months in American oak barrels.


The Wine Spectator selected this #40 on their Top 100 Wines of 2019. They scored it 92 points saying "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."

James Suckling scored this 93 points saying "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."
RP 93

The Wine Advocate scored this 93 points saying "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."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 13.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country Spain
  • Region Rioja

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