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2000 Bodegas Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2007

Medium red. Moderately ripe cherry and red berry aromas are complicated by tobacco, mint and musky underbrush. Medium-bodied and a bit loose-knit, with low-key, gentle red fruit and cured meat flavors that are nicely firmed by a dusty mineral tone. Gains sweetness on the finish, picking up vanilla and floral oil notes. Understated and rather elegant Rioja but lacking real oomph; was this really deserving of the fancy Gran Reserva Especial treatment?

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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