(2009 Vintage) This is a classic Rioja blend with Tempranillo in the ascendency, and a nose crammed full of red fruit, vanilla pod and clove. The palate reveals finely structured tannins and layered fruit.
Rated 93 RP, 93 WS, 93 ST, 92 WE
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial is the identical cepage but sourced from older vineyards and aged longer in barrel. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an alluring perfume of sandalwood, pencil lead, incense, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, rich, structured, and savory, on the palate spice notes and terroir aromas make an appearance leading to a pure, 45-second finish. It will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2035. " - Jay Miller (April 2010)
smokey and dry