Muga Selección Especial Reserva Rioja, Spain, 2014
Grape varieties, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano. Aged for 28 months in oak.
A dry red Rioja. Muga is one of the more famous wineries from Rioja and with good reason, the wines are sublime. This wine has a black-cherry colour with a high robe and good density. On the nose it brings back reminders of ripe red-berry fruit, spices (pepper) and woodland herbs; the full spectrum of coffee aromas also makes a strong appearance: coffee toffees, roasted coffee, etc. with very well-integrated oaky aromas. In the mouth it is silky-smooth, with a presence of tannin revealing its youth and good cellaring potential. The tannin backbone gives it elegance and fine balance.