Red

2012 Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 64

  • SOMUCHBETRONDAY5 wrote: 86 points

    July 6, 2020 - Reticent smoke and mushroom nose faded over a few days
    Canada mayflower berries, iron, smoked meat, tea and strawberry flavors were all fine, but did not like the watery body of the wine
    JOSCH48's review of the experience of drinking the 2010 would be almost exactly the same as mine of the 2012, but I conclude more harshly based on my dislike of this wine's structure

    The 2014's exuberant fruit seemed unbalanced last fall, but I may open it earlier than intended in case it's necessary to adorn a rickety skeleton

  • belfast taxman wrote: 89 points

    June 25, 2020 - Perhaps I was a tad harsh with my previous review. This really is very good. The nose is classic Rioja with a rich smokiness to it that carries through onto the palate - almost luscious which is more a characteristic of Gran Reserva.

  • belfast taxman wrote: 88 points

    June 7, 2020 - Many typical characteristics- smoky, dark, boiled fruit sweetness only lacking any obvious vanilla oak. A good wine at the Riserva level but not exceptional

  • Dinamarca wrote: 90 points

    June 1, 2020 - Perfekt moden Rioja og god konsistent kvalitet. +2-4 år.

  • JayP Likes this wine: 89 points

    May 23, 2020 - Nose was surprisingly strong and rich right from opening. A little 'tart' on the palate to start but softened very quickly to become v pleasant. I would say drink between 2020 and 2022

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/15/2016 (link) 90 points

    (Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva) Dark ruby color; aromatic, berry, vanilla nose; tasty, cherry, cedar, vanilla palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 615503050126, 615503310107

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 666 (48%)
  • Consumed 714 (52%)

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Community Recommendations

BBQ, Beef, Game, Lamb, Pasta, Stew

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98% Like It  43 votes

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