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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
89065233,904
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
9256772,504
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
20275912,198
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 11/24/2010

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


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/20/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Bodegas Muga Reserva 2005 and all other wine from Bodegas Muga are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Spain and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/11/2010

Made from the local varieties of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo, the Torremuga is one of Muga's most powerful reds. This wine shows elegance and finesse, with notes of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, and dried fruit. Muga remains one of the oldest family run estates in Rioja.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/06/2009

90RP no further case discount


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

The unfiltered, dark ruby/garnet-colored 1995 Reserva exhibits an attractive, smoky, dried herb, lead pencil, Graves-like bouquet with hints of sweet red currant fruit. The wine is flavorful and medium-bodied, with no hard edges. Toasty new oak makes an appearance along with cherry and currant flavors in the silky-smooth finish. Drink it over the next 2ndash;4 years, although I suspect it will last longer.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

(This is Mugarsquo;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 winersquo;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.


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