Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2004

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Von kräftiger kirschroter Farbe. intensive und konzentrierte Aromen. Ein Wein von kraftvoller und harmoniereicher Fül...

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* 38745 * Email This Press Releases 93 Points - Jay Miller - The Wine Advocate "The 2004 Muga Reserva is dark ruby-colored with an enticing no... Read more

Nice and well priced rioja. Ripe fruit and light oak taste. My impression was that the bottle even got better on the second day. Read more

i love a good rioja, but this one tasted a bit too oak-y for me. still a great wine, food friendly and good for sipping. Read more

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Snooth User: dista23
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0.00 5
10/11/2008

* 38745 * Email This Press Releases 93 Points - Jay Miller - The Wine Advocate "The 2004 Muga Reserva is dark ruby-colored with an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, crushed stone, and blackberry. This leads to an elegant wine with layers of flavor, several years of aging potential, and a lengthy finish."


Snooth User: Nicolaus Bauer
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3.50 5
03/25/2009

Nice and well priced rioja. Ripe fruit and light oak taste. My impression was that the bottle even got better on the second day.


Snooth User: evaem
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3.50 5
01/26/2009

i love a good rioja, but this one tasted a bit too oak-y for me. still a great wine, food friendly and good for sipping.


Snooth User: chapspot
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3.50 5
08/15/2009

Tempranillos need time. This hefty fellow is still a bit prickly with acid. Advice to decant and wait a day is exact. Works with rib steak or cream cheeses. Beautiful color and legs. Plan is to try to live longer that it does. Will rate higher in a few years.

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  • Snooth User: strikingvisage
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    0.00 5
    03/01/2009

    Ripe cherry and raspberry, vegetation, and light oak in the nose. Tannic and vegetal with some nice fruit mid-palate.


    Snooth User: ricardocobf
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    3.50 5
    04/22/2011

    still young after 7 years, this is a complex, warm & flavorful wine. will definitely buy another one.


    External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva

    External Review
    05/22/2011

    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, there's a hint of fresh tomato to go with vanilla and leftover berries. Drink now through 2013.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    (This is Muga's modern-style Rioja, aged for 22 months in American oak vats, then 16 months in new Allier barriques; as with the other Muga Riojas, this is bottled without filtration) Medium red-ruby. Subdued fruit aromas of plum, currant and raspberry, plus coffee, smoke and spice from the oak. Juicy but backward; extremely young and tightly wound. This has fruit of steel, with strong acids contributing to the wine's sharp flavor definition and powerful impression of spine. Juicy, sappy finish is very long and aromatic. Decant this highly concentrated wine for at least a few hours or cellar it for a decade.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    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 you'll love the plum, pepper and espresso flavors. Still feverishly tannic; hold at least until 2005.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    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
    05/22/2011

    A classic dusty, red fruit nose and a ripe red fruit flavor. Plum and tobacco are complemented by spicy oak notes. This rustic style is earthy and medium bodied with an extended full finish. Enjoy with an aged Black Angus burger, with everything on it.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    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
    05/22/2011

    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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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Von kräftiger kirschroter Farbe. intensive und konzentrierte Aromen. Ein Wein von kraftvoller und harmoniereicher Fülle. gut strukturiert und ausgewogen.

    Von kräftiger kirschroter Farbe. intensive und konzentrierte Aromen. Ein Wein von kraftvoller und harmoniereicher Fülle. gut strukturiert und ausgewogen.

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