2015 Bodegas Muga ReservaBlend from Spain
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"This wine is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of colour. Dense legs which provide you with a sequence of patterns around the sides of the glass. In...
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Complex nose with ripe black cherries, deeply integrated cedary oak, baking spices, dried flowers, leather, fresh tobacco and earthy notes. This is silky and mellow with long, laid-back tannins that deliver ripe dark plum flavors into a spicy and earthy finish. Drink or hold."
94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"One of the flagship cuvées from this estate that’s produced in every vintage, the 2015 Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano that spent 24 months in used French and American oak. Blackberries, currants, cigar wrapper, cedar box, and hints of vanilla all flow to a medium-bodied, concentrated, beautiful Rioja that has ripe tannins, beautiful balance, and a great finish. You couldn't go wrong with a case of this."
92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Reserva had just been bottled, and it should be released around January 2019 in the international market and in Spain (as Crianza) in October 2018. This was a very long harvest (similar to 2016). They started at the end of August with the Cava, and they finished at the end of October with very healthy grapes, good yields and very good quality. The wine shows very good ripeness but without any excess. It has incipient complexity, still young and undeveloped but with very good balance between power and elegance, with fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity. This has to be one of the best recent vintages of this popular bottling. There are around one million bottles of it."
"This wine is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of colour. Dense legs which provide you with a sequence of patterns around the sides of the glass.
Initially you can find notes of red fruit aromas such as blackberries and reminders of spices. This is all well balanced by smoked aromas from its time in wood which had received a light-to-medium toasting. A subtle vanilla pod aroma coming through with roast coffee nuances.
A smooth, mellow attack, with tannins wrapping the sides of the mouth with hints of menthol. In the finish the interesting lingering persistence is worthy of note." - Winery
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
92 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, black berry, black cherry, tobacco and tar|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, black berry, black cherry, tar and flower|