Red

2009 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > La Rioja Alta
  • > Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • 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.

  • Bellissimo wrote:

    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.

  • Purple Tooth wrote: (91 points)

    September 20, 2014 - What a gem! Light entry, charming palate of tart red berries, followed by a dry and punctuative vanilla kiss of a finish. This wine straddles both sides of pleasure (the old and the new, the feminine and the masculine) and gives more to each side :-) Very balanced.

  • 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.

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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)

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
  • UPC Codes 615503100098, 8414542100098

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 799 (73%)
  • Consumed 283 (26%)

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  35 votes