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Bodegas Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

95 points Luis Guitierrez (Wine Advocate): ...sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo... aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It's quite dark, opaque and surprisingly aromatic with notes of flowers, ripe fruit and some lactic, smoky and spicy tones from the French barrels. It's a structured wine, with slightly dusty tannins, pungent and clean acidity, great balance, combining power and elegance... Drink 2016-2030. (Dec 2013)

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. 

External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/25/2015

TASTING Notes: The wine faithfully expresses the climatology that prevailed during the vintage, showing itself to be balanced and very juicy. Its easy-drinking character and “good manners” surprise you, even when you remember that it is only three years’ old and it is from a zone which usually needs more bottle time. That said, you can make allowance for the occasional rough edges on the palate which are of little importance and will round themselves off very quickly. The nose is attractive with fresher fruit than we are used to find in this wine. Very precise balance between red berry fruit and oaky spiciness which have still not fully integrated. The aromas show marked dimorphism. On the one hand, the fruit is complex, difficult to pin down, and on the other we have very clearly defined spices: black pepper, cloves, vanilla and a little charcoal. In the back of the nasal cavity the spiciness dominates, a little drier, but more elegant and much richer in nuances. The fruit only returns after a few seconds in the aftertaste where we again find the red berries and something which seems similar to peaches and ripe plums. In appearance it is rather more reddish than purple at the rim suggesting excellent acidity, boding well for the future. VINIFICATION: This wine is aged for 6 months in wooden vats, 18 months in new French oak barrels and at least 12 months in bottle. GRAPES: 75% Tempranillo 15% Mazuelo 10% Graciano


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/24/2015

Dark purple. Powerful blueberry, cassis, rose oil, licorice and mocha on the explosive nose. Broad and sweet in the mouth, with potent dark fruit and floral pastille flavors complicated by spicecake and cracked pepper. Finishes with smooth, even tannins and outstanding persistence, leaving behind notes of licorice, floral pastilles and smoky minerals.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/24/2015

The 2010 Torre Muga, was one of the first new-wave Riojas and it has already demonstrated that it ages in a classical style (first vintage was 1991), but winemaking has gained much in precision since that first vintage, the different varieties are picked and fermented separately and you can feel a much more compact and balanced wine in recent vintages, with more subtle and better integrated oak. It is sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo, picked and fermented separately in 2,000- and 8,000-liter oak vats, blended after malolactic and aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It’s quite dark, opaque and surprisingly aromatic (because I expected it to be closed and hard as nails) with notes of flowers, ripe fruit and some lactic, smoky and spicy tones from the French barrels. It’s a structured wine, with slightly dusty tannins, pungent and clean acidity, great balance, combining power and elegance. 40,000 bottles produced. It’s still a baby that will require a couple of years to show its true face and will age into a beautiful Rioja. Drink 2016–2030.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2010 Torre Muga was one of the first new-wave Riojas and it has already demonstrated that it ages in a classical style (first vintage was 1991) but winemaking has gained much in precision since that first vintage the different varieties are picked and fermented separately and you can feel a much more compact and balanced wine in recent vintages with more subtle and better integrated oak. It is sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo



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95 points Luis Guitierrez (Wine Advocate): ...sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo... aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It's quite dark, opaque and surprisingly aromatic with notes of flowers, ripe fruit and some lactic, smoky and spicy tones from the French barrels. It's a structured wine, with slightly dusty tannins, pungent and clean acidity, great balance, combining power and elegance... Drink 2016-2030. (Dec 2013)

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