Spicy aromas lead to intense cherry, red berries, ripe plum, chopped nuts and a hint of balsamic. Silky and balanced with rounded tannins and fresh acidity. The finish is long with sweet spice and vanilla from time in American oak.
87% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 6% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
The wine is aged for 23 months in 225 American oak barrels, at least nine months in new wood. It then spends 12 months in bottle before release.
Established in 1852, Murrieta is one of the oldest and most respected bodegas in Rioja Alta. Their wines are concentrated and long-lived and some, like “Castillo Ygay”, have become legendary amongst wine-lovers. Marqués de Murrieta has not stood back and stagnated however; their 300 hectare estate produces Dalmau – a blend which represents an avant-garde expression of their terroir.