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2009 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva
- > La Rioja
- > La Rioja Alta
- > Rioja
Community Tasting Notes 64
wineglas wrote: (88 points)
December 16, 2014 - Day 3 review and I am glad I waited as it was a bit thin up front. Palate beats the nose with charcoal, funk, spices, menthol and red fruits. Medium finish and pleasant wine. Maybe as not as good as the last visit.
wuwumi wrote: (86 points)
December 10, 2014 - Opaque with ruby red rim; savory on the nose (coffee, licorice) and some nutty characteristics; on the palate, bright acidity packed with a fruity punch, low-medium tannins; tart and lingering finish. Though for a rioja reserva, this was pretty average, it paired wonderfully with braised short ribs.
Nutty08 wrote: (89 points)
November 17, 2014 - PnP and followed over several hours. Dark fruit profile with smoke, tar, and toast on the nose. Quite structured on the palate, seemingly dominated by oak tannins with the fruit hiding in the background. Medium finish. Needs several years to soften.
October 12, 2014 - Note from second night of being opened. Dusty blackberry, cranberry, hint of oak. Pretty firm tannins. Would like to see this in 3~5 years. Will pick up a bottle or 2 and attempt to hide them.
Curton Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 10, 2014 - 16 degrees - 1 hr of air. Nice fruits and complexity.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
September/October 2013, Issue #170 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
11/29/2013 (link) 89 points
(Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva) Dark ruby color; ripe red currant, dried berry, blackberry, licorice nose; tight, tart berry, dried berry palate with integrating cedar oak and medium acidity; needs 5-6 years; medium-plus finish (70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano)
- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Bodegas Muga
- Varietal Tempranillo Blend
- Designation Reserva
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Spain
- Region La Rioja
- SubRegion La Rioja Alta
- Appellation Rioja
- UPC Codes 615503100098, 8414542100098
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 821 (73%)
- Consumed 307 (27%)