Bodega Muga

Muga Reserva Rioja Magnum 2017

£46.50

Current stock: 5

Muga Reserva, Magnum , Rioja, Spain, 2017   

Grape varieties, a blend of Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 20%, Mazuelo and Graciano 10%, aged for 24 months in oak and at least 12 months in the bottle. 

Black cherry red with garnet hues, aromas of red-fruit notes such as blackberries together with hints of fennel and scrubby heathland, all nicely balanced by the smoked aromas from the time spent in medium-toasted wood. Underlying hints of vanilla pod coming through with coffee notes.  

Full mouth-feel with slightly mentholated nuances and white chocolate. The vanilla reappears and those red-berry fruit aromas we found on the nose persist, with an elegant acidity which makes the aftertaste long. 

"The red 2017 Reserva, which is sold as Crianza in Spain, is their most popular wine, representing half of the total production of the firm. As is the norm here, it fermented in oak vats and matured in barrels, in this case for 24 months, crafted by their own coopers. The wine is fined with egg whites and kept in bottle for a further 12 months before it's released. I had the wine in the glass for a very long time, and it didn't stop improving; it started a little lactic and creamy, and then it got more and more serious. This is the only red they produced this vintage, so all the best grapes that normally go to other wines were used here; those selected grapes helped to keep the volume of this cuvée, and at the same time, it seems to have boosted the quality of this wine, which feels every bit as good as the 2016. It has a serious palate with fine, chalky tannins and very good balance. This is a textbook Muga red and a triumph over the conditions of the year, elegant and balanced, approachable now and with potential to age." 93/100 points, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, October 2020.

For a wine with close to a million bottle production, that's an excellent rating!

Great with veal, Iberian pork charcuterie and some types of casseroles. 

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SKU:
SQ28BR17
Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
150cl
ABV:
14%
Closure:
Cork
Drink:
Now
Bottled:
Winery
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Rioja