Muga Rioja Torre Muga 2010
95 points Luis Guitierrez (Wine Advocate): ...sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo... aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months. It's quite dark, opaque and surprisingly aromatic with notes of flowers, ripe fruit and some lactic, smoky and spicy tones from the French barrels. It's a structured wine, with slightly dusty tannins, pungent and clean acidity, great balance, combining power and elegance... Drink 2016-2030. (Dec 2013)
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.
Dark, almost black, in color with streaks of midnight blue. Notes of black cherry, dark bitter chocolate and freshly ground coffee with a slight veil of vanilla that appears right at the end bouquet, is intoxicating. Viscous and dense in the mouth, with firm tannins, big acidity and lots of oak, it's immediately clear that this wine needs amble time to open and develop. Rich, spicy on the palate, while bursting with dark cherry and charcoal flavors, make sure you decant this well before you intend to drink it. This is a big wine that needs a lot of patience to experience its full glory!
Elegant and rustic if that's possible. Nose with hints of barnyard and sweet spice. In the mouth ripe sour red cherry and berry, spice, pepper. Finish of same. Medium body, medium acid, medium tannin.
Very tasty! Floral and feminine, but possesses nice strength. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
This 2004 Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain is very good. Deep ruby color with a mid to tight rim variation. Fruit notes of black cherry and plum with a hint of licorice. It has a long finish on the palette with low acidity. This wine is in its peak (2011 - 2016). Best served chilled to 62 degrees, double decanted, and served with a chicken & choriso paella.
look = 6/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 15/20; total = 35/50
Nose with Mokka, Plum, Cherry and some Blackforest smoked ham. On the palate the Tannins are still dominant and there is a lack of fruit in relation to the oak. Already a great wine, but some more years are necessary to perfection.
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The 2010 Torre Muga was one of the first new-wave Riojas and it has already demonstrated that it ages in a classical style (first vintage was 1991) but winemaking has gained much in precision since that first vintage the different varieties are picked and fermented separately and you can feel a much more compact and balanced wine in recent vintages with more subtle and better integrated oak. It is sourced from the oldest family vineyards blending 70% Tempranillo 20% Graciano and 10% Mazuelo
Raised for 16 months in French oak and inspired by the familys respect for Bordeaux the 2009 Torre Muga has a very primal bouquet with creme de cassis black currant and vanilla with fine delineation although it is very tight at the moment. The palate is full-bodied with grippy bold assertive tannins and layers of dense black mocha-tinged fruit with hints of white pepper. It has great power and volume without compromising balance although it requires several years in bottle. Drink 2018-2035. 92+ -Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Aromen von dunkler, schöner Frucht, Noten von Bitterschokolade. Im Geschmack feine Säure, satte Struktur. Im Abgang Geschmack von feinem Holz.
Tiefdunkles Rot mit schwarzem Kern. Dunkles, komplexes Bouquet mit Noten von getrockneten Früchten, Kräuter, Leder, Tabak, Rauch und etwas Stahl. Sehr dicht gewobene Struktur, kernige noch etwas trockene Gerbstoffe, kühl wirkend, lang anhaltend!
Toast and cola notes frame rich plum and fig flavors in this concentrated red, which is bright and polished, though theres depth under the muscular tannins. Impressive in the modern style. Best from 2011 through 2021. 1,000 cases imported. -TM Wine Spectator. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2006 Muga Rioja Torre Muga 750ml
A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2006 Muga Rioja Torre Muga 750ml
The 2005 Torre Muga is composed of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano. Purple-colored and made in a more international style, it presents a brooding bouquet of pain grille, mineral, scorched earth, incense, and blackberry. Massive on the palate, the wine has tons of material, great density, and 6-8 years of cellaring potential. This packed and stacked effort will have a drinking window extending from 2017 to 2045. - Robert Parker 94 Points (75% tempranillo, 15% mazuelo and 10% graciano) Vivid ruby. Exotic aromas of raspberry and blackberry preserves, cherry-vanilla, cola, incense and potpourri. Weighty, creamy red and dark berry flavors are sweetened by vanillin oak and enlivened by pepper and spice qualities. The dark berry notes build with air and carry through the long, sweet finish. Very exotic stuff; give it a few years of bottle aging to let the oak and fruit harmonize. - Stephen Tanzer 94 Points Racy and vivid, this modern red brims with black raspberry and blueberry fruit, backed by spicy oak, with cinnamon and mineral accents. The velvety texture is framed by well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported. –TM - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points
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