Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml - Amsterwine - Wine - Bodegas Muga
Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml - Amsterwine - Wine - Bodegas Muga

Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml

Vendor: Bodegas Muga
$53.99
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94
James Suckling: 95 Points

A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight. Give it some time. Better after 2021.

Robert Parker: 94 Points

The current vintage of the red that is their first option to have with food is the 2016 Selección Especial, whose grapes are selected from terraced vineyards in the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, from vines averaging 35 years of age. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months, and it's kept in bottle for at least 18 months before it's sold. This is serious and has freshness and some restraint in the palate; it's much more expressive, floral and aromatic and with more-integrated oak than the wines from five+ years ago. It's a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better. Winemaker Isaac Muga considers 2016 a very good harvest. It was bottled in April 2019. This is among the best vintages of Selección Especial. Rating: 94+

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Selección is only produced in great vintages and in varying quantities depending on the conditions of each vintage. The wine is a result of a strict selection of the family's oldest vineyards planted on hillsides and higher altitude sites that tend to have poorer soil and better drainage. These conditions result in lower yields and higher quality fruit. In the cellar, vinification is similar to flagship Reserva bottling, but Selección Especial sees a higher quality oak treatment, longer ageing, and strict selection by the family.

Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, Graciano, & Mazuelo

Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml - Amsterwine - Wine - Bodegas Muga

Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml

$53.99

Bodegas Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 750ml

$53.99
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Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a red wine grape variety originating from Spain and is widely planted across the country. It is particularly prominent in regions like Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Tempranillo wines are known for their versatility and the ability to showcase a wide range of flavors, including red berries, leather, tobacco, and vanilla. The grape imparts wines with moderate acidity and tannins, making them approachable yet capable of aging gracefully. Tempranillo is often blended with other grape varieties, and its expression can vary depending on the winemaking techniques and the region in which it is grown. Overall, Tempranillo wines are celebrated for their balance, complexity, and the ability to complement a variety of cuisines.

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