£31.90/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
In appearance it is a bright ruby-red colour, with purplish tones and medium to high density. The nose is predominantly of red berries, spices and balsamic touches. It has a warm, unctuous entry and displays rounded tannins and mineral complexity, concluding with a long, elegant finish.
|Picota cherry / Semi-opaque / Dense|
|Spices / Mature / ripe|
|Liquorice / Tobacco / Vanilla|
Drinking and storing
Entrecôte with pepper sauce / Meat casseroles / Wild mushrooms
Ratings and awards
|2016||94+ PK||94 PN||95 SK|
|2015||94 PK||95 PN||96 SK|
|2014||93 PK||93 PN||94 SK|
|2012||92+ PK||17+ JR||93 PN||95 SK|
|2011||92 PK||93 PN||95 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Somewhat typical of Muga, they don't do things by halves, as I've always felt their red Crianza is really of Reserva standard. And so it is with this beauty - which is really Gran Reserva standard - just without the over-oakiness that can overpower that classification too often. This is a truly silky, intense wine, combining huge depth but great balance and structure. It's a fabulous vintage and given great care and attention here. It is also surprisingly fresh and drinkable now, but will easily cellar happily for another 15 years +. Astonishing value given the superb quality of this wine.
This is a lovely silky elegant wine, without being lean, that's because of its 14% alcohol content and its very good wine year. We drank this with 4 people. 3 Of us tasted and smelled a touch of aniseed. Normally I'm not keen on that, but with this wine it did not put me off. It has a very good balance and we alI enjoyed it very much!
One of my favourite
A proper bottle of Spanish red wine. I love this wine, the year is a lot better than the earlier ones also and this is definitely noticeable.
excellent wine any time.
A full bodied smooth wine as you would expect from this Bodega who make consistently excellent wines. I would recommend highly.
An excellent Rioja - This is an intense Rioja made from predominately Tempranillo grapes
Silky and crisp with fine tannins, giving a velvety and chalky texture. I would certainly recommend this for a nice occasion.
|Ageing period||32 months|
|Type of wood||American and French oak|
|Clarification and filtration||Clarified with fresh egg whites|
Bodegas Muga is a family business founded by Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño in 1932 and located in the historic neighborhood of La Estación in Haro. In its nearly 25,000 square meters, the most traditional production methods are brought together with the most avant-garde techniques. The vineyards of Bodegas Muga, nestled in the foothills of the Montes Obarenes, in the heart of Rioja Alta, enjoy a peculiar climate, partly due to its unique geography and orientation and, secondly,...