Red

2009 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 112

  • ccarter5181 wrote: (90 points)

    September 27, 2017 - Cork disintegrated on opening (was using Pulltap). Lower half of cork was very soft and spongy. However, wine was fine. 20 minute decant. Enjoyable medium intensity nose, good dark fruit flavours. Showing it's age in a good way with some secondary elements. Some smoke and spice on the finish. Good value.

  • honest bob wrote: (89 points)

    August 8, 2017 - From 75cl, perfect cork, decanted 1 hour. The quality is unmistakeable, but this bottle wasn't much fun: Big, dark and rich fruit, a bit stewed-tasting; massive american oak volatile and not well integrated; 14% alc. much more present and hot than it should be (at a range of actual wine temperatures from about 16C to perhaps 23C at very end of evening); tannins still strong and a little coarse. All in all a bit too much like a less successful 2003 Bordeaux for comfort. Perhaps a couple more years will resolve some of these disputes? 89P(?)

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  • Diggermouse Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 8, 2017 - Excellent - especially given the price.

  • Kentw wrote: (89 points)

    June 20, 2017 - Dark fruits, a bit of forest floor, some tobacco, full bodied and mild tannins on the finish. Suggest a decant and aeration before drinking.

  • Roystein Likes this wine:

    June 18, 2017 - Opened 2.5 hrs before drinking but did not decant. Upon opening noted aromas of rich dark fruit with a hint of vanilla & dill. Served with grilled strip steaks. Cherry/berry flavors with long aftertaste. Moderate acidity. Alcohol level seemed high, but bottle states just 14%. Nice tannins went well with the steak. Very enjoyabe bottle for Father's Day.

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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, 615503150093, 615503175942, 8414542100098

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 855 (47%)
  • Consumed 941 (52%)

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

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