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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 750ML 2012
Sku: 02210
Now that a year has passed since it was bottled, time is confirming that this was one of the best, if not the best, harvests of the decade. A wine with a mainly “Mediterranean” profile, but wit ...more
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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub-Region: Rioja Alta
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
Classification: Doca
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Now that a year has passed since it was bottled, time is confirming that this was one of the best, if not the best, harvests of the decade. A wine with a mainly “Mediterranean” profile, but with “Atlantic” hints which endow it with a unique, complex character. In appearance it has shades of dark, very bright, cherry with slight purplish glints as the eye moves towards the rim of the glass. This is enough information for us to prepare ourselves to taste a wine with a certain amount of structure, excellent acidity and, as it is still a young 2010 wine, a promising future given that there is not the slightest trace of evolution. Before swirling the glass we can detect clearly-defined, very dominant red and black fruit (blackberry, redcurrant, wild plum). Then move the glass and fine leather aromas mingling with the fruit begin to appear. In the background, and only as a complement, select oaky spiciness comes through, still distinguishable but closely integrated into the wine. In order of predominance you can find black pepper, caramel, toast, vanilla, cloves ... The most outstanding aspect of this vintage is the initial attack: juicy, meaty, dominant, full, mineral, structured, elegant… you run out of describing words. But in spite of the fact that this is all still in an incipient phase of integration,. You can find light tannic appendices which will be rounded off in a short period of time. The experienced taster sees a great wine for laying down which will be able to be enjoyed during the whole journey towards maturity.