Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offer up a very stinky, very Burgundian nose with a core of leather and spice notes gently backed with vanilla tones. High toned and with great intensity this adds expansive notes of reduced red berries. Opulent and layered in the mouth with black cherry fruit of almost syrupy quality. Lots of very fine tannins add support to the fruit and the superbly integrated acidity keeps everything fresh. This is very youthful and absolutely delicious. 2008-2016

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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. 

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,798
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 09/22/2008

This offer up a very stinky, very Burgundian nose with a core of leather and spice notes gently backed with vanilla tones. High toned and with great intensity this adds expansive notes of reduced red berries. Opulent and layered in the mouth with black cherry fruit of almost syrupy quality. Lots of very fine tannins add support to the fruit and the superbly integrated acidity keeps everything fresh. This is very youthful and absolutely delicious. 2008-2016


Member Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,127
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/29/2013

Nice Rioja. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


Snooth User: Andre Oliveira
886935137
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/18/2011

R$72 Wine


Snooth User: aslezak
108689132
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/28/2010

Love it. Strawberries and a perfect balance. I wish I could drink it everyday.


Snooth User: digimash
44431222
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/19/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/22/2010

Tame, elegant, balanced, delicious. Alluring nose of deep rich cherry-berry fruit, and interesting mineral. Gentle on the attack, in the mouth consistent layers of rich ripe fruit and mineral from start to finish. Medium body, medium acid, medium pleasant and gripping tannins. Like a Bordeaux Premier Cru Classe, but ready to drink. Phenomenal.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/23/2010

Smooth, silky, and a bit light bodied. Sweet nose of candied red and black berry, floral hints, sweet earth or compost. Round, mild, smooth, clean blackberry, some cherry, strawberry, leather, and nut oil. Finish of vanilla and hint of leather.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/23/2010

WS gave it 90 pts. Interesting, but nice overall. Tart plum, leafy smoky and somewhat minerally tempranillo. Thin mouthfeel but strong flavors. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/23/10


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External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva

External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/20/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/22/2010

Rich aromas and flavors of blackcurrant and cherry. A top-value reserve bottling, unfiltered and exhibiting a smoky, spicy edge.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/27/2012

Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry cola and black raspberry, with notes of coconut and baking spices that gain power with air. A fleshy, smooth texture combines with deep dark fruit flavors that show a surprisingly light touch.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/01/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Muga Rioja Reserva 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/20/2010

92 points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:"Bright ruby. Vibrant, seductive perfume of black raspberry, powdered rose, anise and minerals. Weighty but lively cherry and dark berry flavors are brightened by zesty minerals, picking up a candied licorice quality with aeration. The finish repeats the deep dark berry note and leaves exotic flowers and minerals behind. Very elegant wine that suavely blends richness and finesse." (Sept/Oct '09)


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/22/2011

Enticing vanilla aromas give way to light but fresh flavors of cherries, vanilla and licorice. Firm and light-bodied. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/10/2009

Rich, black currant-cherry aromas & flavors. A top-value reserve bottling, unfiltered with a smoky, spicy edge.


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