The wine shows an elegant range of aromas in which the strawberry and raspberry scents are enhanced with clove and nutmeg touches and hints of tea leaves, fine leather and graphite. In the palate, it is a deep, fresh and refined wine, with a long finish and velvety tannins. If there is something that stands out in this wine is above all, the perfect balance between all its components. “The excellence of the 2010 vintage has resulted in a Castillo Ygay we believe will unforgettable” María Vargas, Enóloga.
The result of many years of experience, a renowned historic label. An icon of the Rioja Grandes Reservas of total quality and excellence. Exclusively produced with the best years of our best single vineyard. Living legend of Rioja which has survived three centuries, destined to break records.
Own single vineyard: Castillo Ygay is always made from grapes sourced from La Plana, a 40-hectare (98- acres) single-vineyard, planted in 1950 and located on a plateau at the highest point of our Finca Ygay, at 485 metres above sea level.
85% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo.
Aging process: The wine is aged for 24 months in 225-litre American and French oak barrels.
Pairing: Wood pigeon braised in red wine, cocoa, black pepper and Iberian ham fat; wagyu sirloin tartare, capers jam and soufflé potatoes; pil pil hake cheeks, codfish crispy skin and candied crystal pepper; Moliterno cheese with black truffles, sour cherry jam and Castillo Ygay red wine.
FALSTAFF (GERMANY): 100 points.
JAMES SUCKLING (USA): 99 points.
GUÍA PROENSA (SPAIN): 98 points.
DECANTER (UK): 97 points.
GUÍA GOURMETS (SPAIN): 97 points.
WINE ADVOCATE | ROBERT PARKER (USA): 97 points.
TIM ATKIN (UK): 96 points.