Marques de Murrieta is one of the classic producers of Rioja and their Castillo Ygay is always one of the top of the heap. The 1942 is from what is widely regarded as one of the top vintages in Rioja in the last century. The 1942 harvest occured as Spain was still recovering from a brutal civil war and the rest of Europe had dissolved into the chaos and tragedy of World War II. This wine was aged in barrels for 40 years before being bottled in 1983. A true gem and an amazing opportunity. Only 1 bottle available.
"Dark cherry red in color with a garnet rim, it offers up a splendid
perfume of earth, mineral, lavender, incense, and black cherry. The
wines vibrant acidity has kept it youthful and complete. This is a tour
de force." The Wine Advocate 06/2010 97 points