Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva

Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2018 (Spain) Rated 94JS

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James Suckling Review
Rated 94
This was the only red that Muga made in 2018, and the wines from the best vineyards went into the blend. In other words, top vineyards were declassified. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that are caressing and refined. Plenty of subtle berries, chocolate and walnuts. Tempranillo with garnacha, mazuelo and graciano. January 2021 release. Drink or hold.

Wine Tasting Notes
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of color. 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.