• sdwineguru wrote: 89 points

    October 31, 2021 - 2016 Bodegas Torre Muga Rioja, Haro, Rioja Alta, $90. Mid purple; red fruit, cherry nose; young, ripe grapes; mid soft body; red fruit on the palate; straight forward; slightly tannic and one dimensional; hot finish (14.5 alc.). 15.5-16 UC Davis scale, 89-90 other scales. 75% Tempranilo, 15% Mazuelo, 10% Graciano. 14.5% alcohol.

  • R2-D2 wrote: 93 points

    July 15, 2021 - Classic vs. Modern Rioja Masterclass w/ Pomeroy MW (The Wine Sellar and Brassiere): An impressive modern-styled Rioja that is as deep in color as it is in intensity. 18 months of new French Oak aging imparts a heavy dose of spice and espresso on top of the thick black fruits, herbal, and earthy flavors. Concentrated, chewy tannins are bit much right now. So, no reason to drink this any time soon.

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  • yasha Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 24, 2021 - Wow ! what a great bottle of wine. still got a lot of years left.

  • michaelloveswine wrote: 93 points

    March 13, 2021 - Too young (as expected).

    Deep red, almost purple. Velvety. Black fruit, spice, vanilla, earth. Perhaps the darkest Rioja I've come across. Very modern style; not traditional.

    Impressive in terms of a modern Rioja style, but I tend to prefer more traditional riojas.

  • DMET Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 21, 2021 - WAY TOO EARLY

    Big, bold, berry and alcohol intense due to being drunk too young.

    I will wait at least 5-7 years to try again.

    will be great.

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  • Kevnzworld wrote: 93 points

    October 22, 2020 - 2 hour decant. Zoom wine meeting Tempranillo.
    As it slowly opened it improved. Initially too tannic
    This could be really good. Eventually.

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  • bram_epicurien Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 30, 2020 - Singapore wine tasting of muga. 75% Tempranillo, 15% mazuelo, 10% graciano. Deep purple Color. A lot of black cherries and fruit on the nose, as well as smoke and black pepper. Med acidity, full body, high alcohol, Med flavor intensity, Med finish, Med tannins. Still young, quite acid, but one can taste the potential. Very nice structure, very nice fruit, nice chewiness, well balanced, this will evolve surely to an excellent wine. Glad i bought a bottle of this juice.

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  • Grinner wrote: 94 points

    June 27, 2020 - After a 1 hour decant, this wine pours as the darkest Rioja I've seen. Stern but round, this has loads of black fruit, tar, spice, and integrated oak. Serious structure = wait a year or ten!

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