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Bodegas Muga Aro Rioja 2010

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97 points Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate): The 2010 Aro is a truly unique wine, a limited cuvee (4,000 bottles) of 70% Tempranillo and 30% Graciano from the cooler vineyards used for Torre Muga, Prado Enea and Reserva. The idea is a bit challenging, as growing Graciano in these vineyards is not so easy, but in 2010 it had perfect ripening as it was a long and slow maturation cycle. The grapes were fermented in 2,000-liter oak vats and aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels. It's deep purple-colored, very aromatic, open and expressive with exuberant notes of violets, ripe peach, blueberries and smoke followed by an elegant palate that is shiny and showing complexity already. It's extremely young and powerful, a bit wild but elegant, with balanced acidity. It needs some bottle aging to develop its bouquet and resolve those fine tannins. It should be a long-lasting wine. A superb vintage for Aro, big, powerful and so elegant. Drink 2017-2030+. (Dec 2013)

Region: Spain » Rioja » Rioja Alta

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Winery: Bodegas Muga
Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Bodegas Muga:
Bodegas Muga is a celebrated winery in the Railway District in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain.  Moved to the present location in 1971 by the children of founder Isaac Muga Martinez, Muga Winery was been producing a variety of wines since its founding in 1932.  Bodegas Muga currently is in control of one thousand acres of fertile wine growing land, and is one of the few wineries in the world that owns its own cooperage. 

97 points Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate): The 2010 Aro is a truly unique wine, a limited cuvee (4,000 bottles) of 70% Tempranillo and 30% Graciano from the cooler vineyards used for Torre Muga, Prado Enea and Reserva. The idea is a bit challenging, as growing Graciano in these vineyards is not so easy, but in 2010 it had perfect ripening as it was a long and slow maturation cycle. The grapes were fermented in 2,000-liter oak vats and aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels. It's deep purple-colored, very aromatic, open and expressive with exuberant notes of violets, ripe peach, blueberries and smoke followed by an elegant palate that is shiny and showing complexity already. It's extremely young and powerful, a bit wild but elegant, with balanced acidity. It needs some bottle aging to develop its bouquet and resolve those fine tannins. It should be a long-lasting wine. A superb vintage for Aro, big, powerful and so elegant. Drink 2017-2030+. (Dec 2013)

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