A limited edition wine from selected barrels and created to last over time.
The complex nose of this wine is defined by elegance; over a fruity bed of ripe currants and plums, we can find hints of sweet spices, dried figs, cedar, cocoa, forest floor... Fine and balanced in the mouth, its silky tannins envelop a structured wine with great liveliness that will grow in the bottle.
“Its amazing development in the winery has made it a great wine that will show us its potential for many years.” - María Vargas, Technical Manager.
Tim Atkin: 96 points
James Suckling: 94 points
Robert Parker: 93 points
"Produced with grapes from a dry and low-yielding year, the 2012 Gran Reserva Limited Edition is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 9% Mazuelo, 8% Garnacha and 3% Graciano selected from a diversity of plots and soils. The destemmed grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine matured in American oak barrels for 29 months. 2012 was a warm year, and it shows in the wine. This also feels like a different era, especially when compared with the latest wines from 2012. It has a combination of a classical and more modern/clean profile. It has developed aromas and notes of bottle age. This is a selection of the most age-worthy vineyards from their estate, but it's not the same as Castillo Ygay. It's selected after one year in barrel for the potential the wine shows. 63,846 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2015."
Wine Enthusiast: 93 points
"Initial oaky aromas dissipate and settle on road tar blackness. A lush, fleshy palate is braced with acidity, while this gran reserva tastes of plum, cassis, tobacco and brown sugar. Fresh acidity creates length on a finish with mocha, chocolate and spice flavors. This needs more time to show its best; drink through 2028."