Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 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. 2008-2016Add winemaker's notes
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
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
Nice Rioja. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Love it. Strawberries and a perfect balance. I wish I could drink it everyday.
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.
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.
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
External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva
Rich aromas and flavors of blackcurrant and cherry. A top-value reserve bottling, unfiltered and exhibiting a smoky, spicy edge.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: `The purple-colored 2005 Muga Reserva a blend of 70% Tempranillo 20% Garnacha and the balance Mazuelo and Graciano. It was aged for six months in wood vats followed by two years in new French and American oak. It delivers an alluring nose of cedar tobacco earth notes mineral and black cherry. This is followed by an elegant wine with good depth and enough ripe tannin to evolve for several years. Nicely balanced and long in the finish it will be at its best from 2012 to 2020 if not longer.`
Enticing vanilla aromas give way to light but fresh flavors of cherries, vanilla and licorice. Firm and light-bodied. Drink now.
A Proprietary Blend wine from Rioja in Spain. 2005 Muga Rioja Reserva 750ml
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.
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