2016 Bodegas Muga Reserva Half BottleBlend from Spain
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- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is really tight and powerful with gorgeous tannins and solid fruit. Full body. Tight and composed. Wet earth, smoked meat and hints of black truffles. Very long and powerful. Wonderful length. Real Rioja. One of the top best-value, high-quality reds in Spain. Drink or hold."
93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The largest volume of the Muga winery is for the red blend 2016 Reserva, a wine that is sold as 2016 Crianza in Spain (for commercial reasons). This has the Muga style and the imprint of the cool and fresh 2016 vintage, one of the best vintages of recent years. 2016 is also a year of harmony and freshness that reminds me a little of the 2010. But the Muga family thinks it's somewhere between 2010 and 2011, because for them 2011 is not so warm, even if it generally produced quite ripe wines. It has a mixture of red and black fruit with sweet spices that are very integrated and in harmony. The palate is silky and clean, and the tannins are round and gentle. A delicious Reserva/Crianza. They produced around one million bottles of this. It was bottled in January 2019. They like to bottle the wine in winter, perhaps in a couple of months."
92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2016 Reserva showed nicely, with a classic, slightly more reserved style carrying lots of dark, almost blue fruits, peppery herbs, cedarwood, and violet-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant on the palate, it has a notable sense of freshness, ripe, present tannins, and a great finish. This outstanding 2016 is going to evolve for 10-15 years."
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|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|