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Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva Unfiltered 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet on the nose with a really engaging blend of wood spice, herb, leather, light barnyard and fruit notes that recall candied black cherries and blackberry pie. This has really nice aromatic intensity and complexity. Smooth on entry, this shows a light edge of acidity and lightly splintery wood tannins on the tongue, but they just add a youthful impression to the fruity palate that follows the nose with flavors of blackberry and wild blackberry. The wood spice adds nice detail on the back end with a slightly chewy feel and suggestion of astringency on the moderately long finish. This shows a little brett on the nose and the finish, but it is currently well within reason. 88pts

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Region: Spain » Rioja
Winery: Bodegas Muga
Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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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 Unfiltered

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,455
3.50 5
11/07/2012

Sweet on the nose with a really engaging blend of wood spice, herb, leather, light barnyard and fruit notes that recall candied black cherries and blackberry pie. This has really nice aromatic intensity and complexity. Smooth on entry, this shows a light edge of acidity and lightly splintery wood tannins on the tongue, but they just add a youthful impression to the fruity palate that follows the nose with flavors of blackberry and wild blackberry. The wood spice adds nice detail on the back end with a slightly chewy feel and suggestion of astringency on the moderately long finish. This shows a little brett on the nose and the finish, but it is currently well within reason. 88pts


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Snooth User: JenniferT
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4.00 5
08/05/2013

Distinctly traditional "old world nose:"full of cigar, tobacco, leather, blackberry and dried plum/rasin. Some oak. Fruit comes out more on the palate. Well balanced acidity and tannin. Smooth and impressively layered. Great length. This serious rioja offers great bang for the buck.


Snooth User: gustavomgomes
1424895141
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/01/2014

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Muga Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva Unfiltered

External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/25/2009

Bodegas Muga Reserva Unfiltered 2005 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/17/2010

Very bright, pure ruby colour. Red-berry aromas which evolve towards toasted, charred-oak and coffee nuances. Balanced on the palate. A deep, intense, flavoursome wine. The fruit, previously pure finesse, now becomes potent. An elegant, persistent finish. - Winery




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