Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 304,970 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay 2016 Wine Review

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay 2016

Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay 2016

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review


Price: $32.95

Drink: 2021-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Marqués de Murrieta

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Marqués de Murrieta Finca Ygay Reserva 2016 is a full-bodied Tempranillo-driven red wine blend with some Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha added in for good measure. The bodega reduced its grapes yields to come up with a more concentrated wine that has been aged in American oak barrels for 19 months. This Reserva is elegant and savoury with dried cherry, fig, dried pink rose petals, cedar spice and smoky flavours on the palate. Drink or hold.

Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay food pairings: black bean soup, short ribs, sharp cheddar, pork.

Best Beef Wine

This Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay 2016 was reviewed on May 8, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2015  2014  2013  2012  2006 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
Haney10 Add
Prince George Pine Centre9 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Simon Chen rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

I'm usually not a big fan of Rioja, but this is one of the best ones I've had at the $30 range. The wine is aromatic and full of pure black fruits. Complex palate, juicy, and excellent balance of acid and tannin. Let it open in the glass for 30min. It is drinking perfectly alone by itself!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful nd robust. This Rioja Reserva has rich aromas of fig, blackberry and currant, along with dried herbs, cedar, and smoke. Full bodied on the palate, with robust, firm tannins and bright acidity. This wine would benefit with at least an hour in the decanter. Fruit notes on the palate are rich and ripe, tending to almost a hint of dried berry notes. Enjoy with slow braised beef.

If you liked the Marqués de Murrieta Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay 2016, you might also like these wines:

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Conundrum Red Wine
Red 2019,
California ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 304,970 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  

328,724

WINE
REVIEWS

304,970

ACTIVE
MEMBERS
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award