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CASTILLO YGAY GRAN RESERVA ESPECIAL BLANCO 1986




Item:532333
Size:750 mL (25.4 oz)
Type:1986 VINTAGES
Release Date:2017-12-07
Producer:Marqués de Murrieta
Location:Spain - Rioja
Price: $763.00
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Style:White Wine
Alcohol:13.5%
Varietal:Malvasia
Sugar Code:XD
Rating:100
Glass Style:Port
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Tasting Notes
I have been terribly excited about this wine since I first learned that (part of) it was still in cement waiting to be bottled in September 2013. I consider the rare white Castillo Ygay one of the greatest white wines ever produced in Spain, and the 1986 Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial is a great addition to the portfolio of the winery--an historic wine that is coming back to life ... This 1986 had seen the light as a limited early release bottled in 1992 and sold around 1995 ... But most of it remained unbottled and was kept at the winery, where it stayed in oak for 21 years, followed by some six years in cement vats until it was bottled. It has 13.5% alcohol ... a very subtle nose and it's a bit shy, a little closed at first. It was only bottled one and a half years ago, and it's not crazy to say that the wine is showing extremely young. The wine shows more open the day after, when it has developed some nuances of mushrooms and verbena tea. This is mostly Viura with p
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