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Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2015

Muga Reserva Selección Especial

2015
Rioja (Spain)

The Selección Especial is perhaps the most easily paired with food of the Muga reds, a wine which co...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2015

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Rioja (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

The Selección Especial is perhaps the most easily paired with food of the Muga reds, a wine which combines the past and the future to perfection. On the one hand, it takes from classic wines its ability for evolution, its complexity and its delightful elegance, while on the other hand, its marked fruit-forward character comes to the fore, along with its fresh, spicy touches, more typically found in modern wines.

The grapes come from old vineyards planted on terraces and the must ferments using native yeasts in oak vats. It then undergoes an ageing period of 26 months in barrels made in Muga's own cooperage. Finally, it's clarified with egg white and left to repose in bottle for a minimum of twelve months.

It appears an intense cherry colour and has a spicy, mature nose. On the palate it exhibits fantastic acidity which bodes a great future, as well as some pleasant coffee hints through the retronasal passage; it comes over as corpulent but accessible, almost lactic. Traces of liquorice and tobacco are added to touches of cloves and vanilla adding up to a stunning aromatic display. Its finish is long and delicately bitter. It will continue to develop.

Meat casseroles / Entrecôte with pepper sauce / Wild mushrooms

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:32 months
  • Type of wood:American and french oak
  • Optimum serving temperature:16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Klaus Benedix (05/12/2019) - Vintage 2015

Nuestro vino favorito absoluto !!!

Wir lieben diesen Wein und genießen ihn seit Jahren. Exquisite Eleganz, markanter, fruchtiger Charakter, intensives Kirschrot, würzig, reifes Bouquet, Noten von Kaffee, voller Körper, Lakritze und Tabak, Gewürznelke und Vanille. Lang im Abgang. Salud!

by: Massimo (29/11/2019) - Vintage 2015

buon prodotto

curato e ben equilibrato, con note profonde di inverno ma vellutato sapore. Ottimo con l'abbinamento su carni e selvaggina, ma anche con salumi

by: David Lloyd (04/09/2019) - Vintage 2014

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.

by: Michael Garcia (26/02/2019) - Vintage 2014

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.

by: Montragor (24/04/2019) - Vintage 2014

Nuestro vino favorito absoluto !!!

Wir lieben diesen Wein und genießen ihn seit Jahren. Und das Beste: Der 2014er schmeckt jetzt noch besser als sein Vorgänger: Exquisite Eleganz, markanter, fruchtiger Charakter, intensives Kirschrot, würzig, reifes Bouquet, Noten von Kaffee, voller Körper, Lakritze und Tabak, Gewürznelke und Vanille. Lang im Abgang. Salud!

Bodegas Muga

Bodegas Muga

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, secondl...