Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2015 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2015
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2015

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750ml

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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. 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. You can pair this wine with veal, Iberian ham and charcuterie and some kinds of stews and hotpots.
Jeb Dunnuck
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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.

September 6, 2019
Wine Advocate
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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.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2018
Wine Spectator
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This red offers black cherry and plum flavors, backed by tobacco and cocoa notes. Bright, citrusy acidity keeps this lively, while firm tannins impart focus. A bit angular, but expressive. Drink now through 2027.

Thomas Matthews, July 31, 2019