Beautiful deep rich purple out of the bottle. Spice, blackberry and leather both on the nose and on the palette. Surprisingly subtle since the colour is so intense. Very enjoyable wine. Will enjoy seeing it develop over the next few years.
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(Bodegas Muga Torre Muga) Named for the tower at the Muga winery in Rioja Alta, this bottling, introduced in 1991, has always displayed a more modern, international style than the traditional Muga labels. The 2004 is a blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano, aged for three months in large wooden vats, then for 18 months in new French oak. The wine has an exotic nose of wild berries, new oak, and graphite. Spicy and incredibly sexy, this is plush Rioja. Rioja: Still the Benchmark for Spanish Wine
(Torre Muga Rioja) #2; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-loaded w/ oak; complete vanilla; over-oaked; TASTE-this is dry; great black fruit; loads of plum; way too much oak and vanilla; over oaked and over extracted; JM-96; WS-95; GV-89+
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