1994 Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1994 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial reveals no age in its appearance. Deep purple-colored, it sports nicely developed, complex aromas with elements of Asian spices, balsamic, lavender, mineral, and blackberry. Elegant, intense, and concentrated, it is balanced by vibrant acidity. It should easily live for another 25-35 years.
Maturing now, this harmonious red offers flavors of dried cherries, wild herbs and exotic spices; it's firm yet supple, soft yet lively on the palate. A lovely example of the traditional style.