Marques de Murrieta

About Marques de Murrieta

Named after Luciano de Murrieta, who has long been considered the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, Marqués de Murrieta winery was bought by Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga in 1983. His son, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, began working at the winery at the age of 13. After the sudden passing of his father in 1996, Vicente took over the reins and channelled his grief into growing the winery to what it is today. These developments included buying land (all wines use estate-grown grapes) and increasing cellar space to allow long term bottle ageing.

 

Vicente is supported by María Vargas, one of the highest-profile winemakers in Spain. Joining the winery as an assistant winemaker in 1995, Maria was appointed the head winemaker in 2000 and is credited with inspiring other females in the industry.

 

The Winemaking and the Wines

Their flagship cuvée, the Castillo Y’Gay Rioja Gran Reserva Especial, needs little introduction. Made only in the best vintages from vines planted in 1950, the wine spent a decade maturing in the cellars before being released and had no problems impressing wine critics. Delivering “marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms” (JS), Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate) reckons this to be one of the finest Rioja in modern days,  with “all the stuffing and balance that is needed for a long (and positive) aging in bottle”.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £184.07
2015

Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £184.07
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £868.07
2009

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin (97)

Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex and world-class red. The heat of the vintage has put plenty of flesh on the bones, complementing the savoury, spicy elegance. The tannins and acidity add balance and refinement.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 97 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £868.07
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £902.87
2010

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £902.87
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £344.87
2012

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £344.87
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £130.07
2015

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (94)

Fresh, serious, stylish and well balanced, this is a delightful 2015, with no sign of the heat of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Aug 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 9 94 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £130.07
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £162.47
2016

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 60 - Inc. VAT: £162.47
Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £433.67
2014

Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2014 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £433.67
Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2016 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £291.23
2016

Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2016 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 3x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £291.23
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £140.00
2015

Marques de Murrieta Capellania Blanco Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £140.00
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £710.00
2009

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin (97)

Following on from the 2005 and 2007 releases, this is another stylish, complex and world-class red. The heat of the vintage has put plenty of flesh on the bones, complementing the savoury, spicy elegance. The tannins and acidity add balance and refinement.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 97 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £710.00
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £739.00
2010

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Marvelous aromas of crushed berries, tobacco, cedar and mushrooms. Some dried cheese. Then turns to flowers. Very complex. Full and intense with fantastic depth and power. It goes on for minutes. It is a wine that exudes tradition but gives a sense of modernity with precise winemaking. Two years in oak, one in concrete and three or four in bottle. Drink on release and age onwards.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 4 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £739.00
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £274.00
2012

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Gran Reserva 2012 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £274.00
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £95.00
2015

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (94)

Fresh, serious, stylish and well balanced, this is a delightful 2015, with no sign of the heat of the vintage.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Aug 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 9 94 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £95.00
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £122.00
2016

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Tinto Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 60 - In Bond: £122.00
Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £348.00
2014

Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2014 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £348.00
Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2016 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £236.00
2016

Marques Murrieta Rioja Dalmau Reserve 2016 (3x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Rioja 3x75cl 4 - In Bond: £236.00

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