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Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva 2008

Member Review by EMark:

Another example of why Spanish wines are such good buys. Medium-bodied and some up-front fruit--cherries, mostly--but also some vanilla. Tartness around the edges is a delight. Very easy to drink without food, but I'll bet it is even better with. US$22.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2012

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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. 

Member Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,509
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/06/2014

Another example of why Spanish wines are such good buys. Medium-bodied and some up-front fruit--cherries, mostly--but also some vanilla. Tartness around the edges is a delight. Very easy to drink without food, but I'll bet it is even better with. US$22.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana in 2012


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/10/2011

combination of red and dark berry fruit components, very structured, a little rustic, cedar and earthy as well


Snooth User: spikedc
632343395
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/27/2011

I opened this and decanted it for about an hour or so to really let it open up and boy was it worth it. It was a lot darker in colour like ink compared with other Rioja's I've had lately. It had a beautiful nose of strawberries and vanilla with a little tobacco and earth thrown in. The real pleasure was in the tasting, silky smooth, elegant and not harsh at all. The balance was perfect with a slight initial biterness turning to a lovely sweetish finish. Strawberries were again evident in the taste with vanilla, oak and that leather so prevalent in a lot of Rioja but none of them were overpowering. This is up there with the better wines I've tasted.


Snooth User: ccsauvignon
74321812
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/08/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: bachiman
12812088
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/30/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva

External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Black figs infuse this winersquo;s superripeness with complexity. Itrsquo;s smoky and generous; the tannic grip will mellow in the company of braised beef.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Deep and earthy, and packing more than a punch. This is big-time modern Rioja in brash form. The nose is gorgeous, dealing milk chocolate and fresh soil. The palate is a tight blend of tannins, acids and zesty flavors. Big and hedonistic for sure, but yoursquo;ll love the plum, pepper and espresso flavors. Still feverishly tannic; hold at least until 2005.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Medium red. Gamey red berry aromas complicated by tobacco, leather and mineral qualities; a gentle vanilla quality contributes to the old school impression. Pliant red fruit flavors take on a firm edge with air, as well as a riper bitter cherry character. Finishes with solid tannic grip; this is pretty interesting already but should loosen up in a couple of years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Black cherry mingles with light herbal and smoky flavors in this firm, fresh red, with an earthy note adding depth. The tannins are firm, the acidity fresh. Light-bodied, but has drive. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Full-bodied and pushing up against raisiny and baked, but it draws back at the final moment and competently settles into its richness and ripeness. Generous and dark in the mouth, with meaty tannins and flavors of black raspberry, plum and mocha. On the finish, therersquo;s a hint of fresh tomato to go with vanilla and leftover berries. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Focused and balanced, this vivacious red delivers black cherry, mineral, mint and citrus peel flavors, with firm but well-integrated tannins and a fresh, floral finish. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Deep red. Highly fragrant, Bordeaux-like bouquet of red berries, smoky minerals, flowers and camphor. Supple red and dark berry flavors stain the palate and are given spine by juicy minerality. The fruit expands on the finish, which is strikingly sweet, broad and persistent. This smokes pretty much any Bordeaux that I can think of for close to this price.


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