Muga Selección Especial Reserva Rioja, Spain, 2012
Grape varieties, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano. Aged for 26 months in oak.
This wine has a ruby colour and a purple rim. On the nose, it has a very powerful and attractive bouquet with hints of cinnamon and excellent oaky aromas. Meaty and full bodied, this is a well rounded and elegant wine with a complex structure and perfect balance. Generous and pleasant; it has a persistent finish.
Try with roast Lamb for a sublime combination.
Tasting notes from the winery
"You can find good, even depth of colour with purple glints right in the heart of the glass without the least sign of oxidation. Its nose preserves the character which defines this harvest: the fruit a rung below the dominant ripeness which mingles with hints of liqueurs which you can only find in this wine and not in the rest of the range from the same vintage. The tertiary aromas come through in the form of leather and very faint hints of cloves and mountain herbs. It is on the palate that it reveals its greatest strengths: fruit you can almost chew, soft, silky tannin, a good level of acidity and infinite mineral nuances. The synergy of these sensations creates a really powerful impact on the taster. The features detected in direct olfaction are repeated in retro-olfaction, but almost in reverse order. The fruit, now a little riper, comes to the fore, the spices from the oak and the mountain herbs rise to the same level and the hints of liqueur disappear. While it is already more than satisfactory, it needs some time in the bottle for its aromas and flavours. A little patience will be richly rewarded."