Red

2009 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > La Rioja Alta
  • > Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • farinas Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 29, 2014 - From a half bottle. Very nice Rioja hitting all the classic notes but plenty more generous with its fruit. Leather, charred oak, a bit of orange peel encapsulate gentle red fruits. Palate has a nice tension with acidity and fruit in great harmony, ending medium in length with soft tannins. A beauty, and a steal at its price point.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bill Bucklew wrote: (88 points)

    August 26, 2014 - Similar to previous notes

  • azzah wrote: (91 points)

    August 17, 2014 - Deep red colour. Others liked this more than me. Just thought the depth and length of fruit was slightly missing. Red fruits - raspberry/cherry, blackberry, vanilla and coconut, some minerality. Fairly oaky but not overdone. Just lacking some X factor.

  • nectar14 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 26, 2014 - Dark red garnet. Nose includes walnut, vanilla, dried sweet cherry, and a touch of coconut. Structured, but still densely fruited, finishing long with drying tannins. Would be fun to follow over 10-15 years. 92+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mr.spock wrote:

    July 21, 2014 - some seriously oaky rioja...overpowering.

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  • 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)

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 720 (75%)
  • Consumed 233 (24%)

Food Pairing

au fenouil et à la sauce au porto, boeuf à la provençale, carré d'agneau à la moutarde, gigot d'agneau du Québec aux épices douces et au rhum sur le gril, mijoté de boeuf

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  32 votes