Marqués de Murrieta

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Marqués de Murrieta 2005 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Tempranillo (Rioja)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $89
Superb at every checkpoint, this is a world-class wine. Cherry, cassis and earth aromas are spicy and mellow, not bullish or loud. This feels creamy but with enough textural grit to keep things lively, while flavors of vanilla, tobacco and plum are nicely integrated. A mild, medium-long finish epitomizes elegance. Drink now through 2025.  — M.S.  (12/31/2013)
95
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Marqués de Murrieta 2004 Dalmau Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $165
Dalmau, the ultrapremium Tempranillo blend from Marques de Murrieta, is 65% pricier in 2004 than ’03. And that might be justified. This is a spectacular wine in every sense of the word. The nose blends alluring scents of smoke, asphalt, rubber and black fruit. The palate is saturated and smooth, with black cherry and blackberry flavors leading the way. Coffee…  — M.S.  (8/1/2008)
93
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2009 Dalmau Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $69
Lusty blackberry and cassis aromas ride onto a balanced, fresh palate, while flavors of red berry, chocolate, fig and various spices finish nicely, with a tobacco-like note. This could use another year or so to settle; drink from 2015 on.  — M.S.  (5/1/2014)
93
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2007 Dalmau Red (Rioja)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $115
Concentrated to the max, with young, closed aromas of coconut, charcoal, mint leaf, leather, hot pavement and black fruit. The palate is juvenile, full and warm, and it delivers a jolt of meaty black fruit, licorice and baking-spice flavors. Toasty late, with no shortage of structure and oak. Should age well for a decade or so.  — M.S.  (11/1/2010)
93
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2005 Dalmau Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $165
Dalmau strikes again in 2005! This icon wine from Marqués de Murrieta strikes all the right chords. The nose is round, toasty, warm and exotic, with huge berry and plum aromas sexed up by well-applied, fined-grained wood notes. It’s lush but balanced, with mineral, violet and bitter chocolate nuances adding complexity. Husky in size, but maintains its form and balance.  — M.S.  (6/1/2009)
92
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2000 Dalmau Reserva Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

This wine shows that old dogs can be taught new tricks. Murrieta is about as traditional as they come in Rioja yet Dalmau is ultra modern. The nose is a smooth mix of plum, raspberry and tobacco, while the sizable palate pushes oak-backed berry fruit. Runs racy but not particularly aggressive. Long and satisfying on the finish.  — M.S.  (6/1/2005)
91
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2008 Capellania Viura (Rioja)

  1. $28
There are wines with mass appeal and others that are so idiosyncratic that only one in five people might like it. This falls into the latter category; it’s barrel-fermented Viura with Sherry, dry wood, butterscotch and corn cake aromas. The mouth is creamy and resiny, with integrated acidity that keeps it afloat. Flavors of spiced pear, vanilla, cinnamon and toffee…  — M.S.  (12/31/2013)
91
points

Marqués de Murrieta 2004 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

  1. $58
Starts out a bit flat, with milk chocolate and raisiny aromas. With airing it evolves and expands, showing snappy flavors of berry, raisin and brown sugar. Very solid on the finish and elegant as an aged Rioja gran reserva should be. Drink now through 2015.  — M.S.  (10/1/2011)
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