Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2015 - Wine & Liquor Warehouse
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2015
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Selección Especial 2015

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A deep, very dense black-cherry colour. The nose reveals ripe, red berry fruit aromas together with notes of spices (pepper) and forest floor against a backdrop of coffee variations, such as milk coffee toffee and roasted coffee beans mingling with subtle well-integrated oak. Silky on the palate with tannins showing through, indicating the wine's youth and good ageing potential and providing an elegant and balanced structure. This wine pairs well with red meats, lamb and charcoal-grilled rockfish.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2015 Selección Especial checks in as 70% Tempranillo and the balance Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano that's an old vine and terroir selection. Aged 6 months in new oak followed by 24 months in 90% French oak and 10% American oak, it has a beautiful bouquet of blueberries, black raspberries, crushed violets, incense, and cedar. This gives way to a full-bodied, rich, powerful wine that has an incredible sense of elegance and finesse on the palate. It's a brilliant Rioja that can be drunk today or cellared for 10-15 years or more.

September 6, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Velvety yet vivacious, this red has a lovely texture. Expressive flavors of maraschino cherry, red currant, orange peel, clove and vanilla are supported by round tannins and citrusy acidity. Fresh and focused, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2030.

Thomas Matthews, May 20, 2020