Prado Enea Gran Riserva 2004

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Bodegas Muga is the only winery left in Rioja that still ferments, stores, and ages its wine in oak barrels. Prado En...

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Very tasty! Floral and feminine, but possesses nice strength. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12 Read more

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 ... Read more

look = 6/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 15/20; total = 35/50 Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

Very tasty! Floral and feminine, but possesses nice strength. 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: Tom Wandeloski
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4.00 5
03/18/2013

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.


Snooth User: mistersplice
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3.50 5
05/20/2012

look = 6/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 15/20; total = 35/50

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Snooth User: FineLiquids de
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4.50 5
04/12/2010

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.


Snooth User: Iboboy
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2.50 5
10/13/2009

I didn't like this wine as much as I expected I would - to me it seemed "hot" - too alcoholic and not as smooth as I would expect from this area - perhaps too young to drink just now?

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  • Snooth User: timlebel
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    3.00 5
    07/12/2012

    Ggggg


    Snooth User: jmfbradley
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    5.00 5
    01/22/2010

    Have tried the 1998 and 2005, but the 2004 Torre Muga is the epitome of contemporary Rioja wine. Coffee and spice first on the nose and palate, with currant and cherries soon to follow. Tannins are still young, but who can wait for that...


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    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    A new offering, and another of the super cuvées to emerge from this region... The concept behind this wine is to produce a luxury cuvée of Rioja based on a selection of the finest lots of wine. Aging for 22 months in large American oak vats was followed by 16 months in small new French oak casks. While the price may be high, it is not out of line with the quality of the wine. A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano, the wine boasts a dark garnet color, and an intense, fragrant nose of spicy, toasty, new oak, smoke, black fruits, and minerals. Full-bodied, rich, and powerful, as well as elegant and harmonious, this wine is still youthful despite the fact it is six years old. Give it another 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15-18 years. It is an unevolved wine, yet quite impressive!


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    This Spanish red is rich and polished, its beautiful aromas of cocoa and coffee testifying to the winemaker's deft use of oak. It's balanced and long, offers ripe lively flavors of fresh blackberries and plums. Decant one hour before serving. Impressive now, better with some cellaring. Best after 2002.


    External Review
    02/25/2010

    Bodegas Muga Torre Aro Rioja D.O.Ca. 2004: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate), lagerfähig 20 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: Bodegas MugaRebsorte: 70% Tempranillo30% GracianoRestzucker: 1,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


    External Review
    08/18/2010

    Plush and harmonious, this red is alluring yet subtle, with intense flavors backed by an impressive structure. Look for black currant, cocoa, cigar box and mineral notes now, and expect further complexity as this evolves. Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases imported. -TM The 2004 Torre Muga is 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano. It is aged for 3 months in large wood vats before spending 18 months in new French oak. Inky purple-hued, it exhibits a superb nose of wood smoke, pencil lead, spice box, scorched earth, and blackberry. This leads to a layered, opulent wine with 5-7 years of aging potential. It has great balance and should drink at its best from 2015 to 2025. Saturated ruby. Exotically perfumed, syrah-like bouquet of red and dark berries, violet, smoky bacon and graphite, with a vanillin oak spice undertone adding an exotic touch. Fleshy, palate-staining cassis and bitter cherry flavors are brightened by piquant minerality and firmed by fine-grained tannins. Cracked pepper and mace qualities come up on the long, silky finish. Extremely suave and strikingly complex wine with excellent balance. ** Only 2 in Stock **


    External Review
    02/23/2013

    Tief dunkles Purpurrot. Aroma mit erdig, rauchigen Nuancen von Vanille und Blaubeeren, sowie Brombeerkonfitüre. Am Gaumen dicht, konzentriert und explosiv mit intensiver schwarze Frucht, welche jahrgangsbedingt, etwas überreif wirkt. Sehr langanhaltender Abgang.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    A dazzling effort from this traditionally run bodega, the 1994 Torre Muga is a terrific Rioja. A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo and 10% Grenache, this wine emerges from the estate's oldest vines, and is aged in small barriques. A breakthrough in what will undoubtedly be a bevy of cult Riojas, made from old vines, and aged in small casks, this is a full-bodied, superbly-concentrated, fragrant, multi-dimensional wine. The color is a deep, dark ruby with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers up sweet scents of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, licorice, smoke, lead pencil, and pain grillé. In the mouth, there are lush layers of fruit that cascade over the palate, as well as full body and gobs of glycerin. This Rioja possesses gorgeous sweetness of fruit (from extract, not sugar), as well as impeccable purity and overall harmony. Anticipated maturity: now-2015. This wine spent 22 months in American oak vats, followed by 16 months in 100% new Allier oak casks!


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/22/2011

    This red marries elegance and concentration, with ripe plum and blackberry flavors, toasty, cola-scented oak notes and lovely spice accents. A bit tightly wound now, it should be gorgeous with a bit of age. Best from 1999 through 2010.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Bodegas Muga is the only winery left in Rioja that still ferments, stores, and ages its wine in oak barrels. Prado Enea, a classic Rioja wine, is aged one year in oak vats, three years in new Bordeaux barriques, and a minimum of three years in bottle.

    Bodegas Muga is the only winery left in Rioja that still ferments, stores, and ages its wine in oak barrels. Prado Enea, a classic Rioja wine, is aged one year in oak vats, three years in new Bordeaux barriques, and a minimum of three years in bottle.

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    14400 bottles produced.

    Closure: Cork

    Notes: Aged 3 years in new Bordeaux barriques and a minimum of 3 years in bottle.


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