Posts tagged "Castillo Ygay"
Aged Traditional Rioja:  A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Aged Traditional Rioja: A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Traditional Rioja is one of the greatest categories of wine in the world.  But most people don’t know that.  And it’s fine with me.  It has kept prices reasonable in the face of areas like Bordeaux and Burgundy which are very expensive across the board for most top end, and even middle of the road,...
2001 Rioja Especiales!  La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 Rioja Especiales! La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 was a great year in Rioja.  At least two notable Bodegas, La Rioja Alta and Maqués de Murrieta, decided to release Reserva and Gran Reserva Especial bottlings.  In this particular case I am not sure whether the difference between Reserva and Gran Reserva is even worth noting, as the Marqués de Murrieta 2001 Gran...