- 1989 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (9/10/2006)
Fairly dark colour, some orange. The nose is quite lovely, but rather young and needs an hour decanting to open up. It has fine fruit and all the citrussy character of old style Rioja,with leather and earth, but also a touch of vanillary oak still noticable. The palate is sweetly fruity, still rather tannic and oaky, but with divinely high levels of acidity. Very long and savoury despite the sweet fruit. Lovely.
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