Red

2005 Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 238

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    December 20, 2020 - Given 5 hours of air in the bottle. Dark, deep center. At first, quite strong pine needle scent, but with more air, ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit. Medium to full bodied, quite dense-this surely does not have the airy feel of Rioja from days gone by. Ground coffee note from the oak base, excellent, lively sweet blackberry and boysenberry fruit, roundly tannic finish. Many years to go. Being accustomed to a more classic rendition of this cuvée, it is shocking to see how much Prado Enea had shifted to a more extracted, overtly oaky, fruit driven style by 2005. What is there is very, very good though, so your opinion will be shaped by what you expect going in. Personally, I still vote for the leaner, drier wines of yesteryear.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Oldmanzin Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 14, 2020 - This wine has evolved nicely since my last tasting in 2017. Dark red fruit is holding hands with earthy notes, tobacco and Mediterranean spice. Layers upon layers of complexity. There is so much going on in the glass aromatically and on the palate. This wine is just entering a good drinking window after a three hour decant and promises to provide pleasure over the next ten years at least. Great juice.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • K&J Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 28, 2020 - Fabulous wine! Parker (Gutiérrez) says its drink window is until 2030. I disagree. Based on my bottle, I think it is on the tail end of its prime. I recommend drinking it now instead of waiting.

  • Bosbevok Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 8, 2020 - Deep burgundy colour with cherry rim. Lots of red fruit here with an underlying vanilla. Medium length finish but very good. First of 3 bottles. Very enjoyable. Evolution will bring more results.

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    November 8, 2020 - Decanted for 4 hours. Primary deep ruby to the rim. Resiny pine and fennel aromas. Medium weight, unusual volume of fruit atop a woody, mineral base. Tart cherry, blackberry, and herb. Lush but not at all overripe, reined in by its excellent acidity. Very strong material but hardly ethereal, subtle Rioja of days of yore. This may well still improve, but I don't sense that it is heading toward greatness.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/24/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea) Very dark purple red violet color; appealing, violets, ripe berry, black cherry nose; tart blackberry, black cherry, black cherry cordial, tart berry, violets palate; ready now but could use 2-3 years more aging and should go 20-25 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Muga
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard Prado Enea
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 424112020051, 615503020051, 8414542020051

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 59 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,835 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,847 (39%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Paella, duck, lamb, pork, ahi, BBQ, beef, chicken, fowl, herbs - dill/rosemary/basil

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  135 votes

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