Карамель, нуга, коньячные ноты, калина, клубника с ботвой, красная смородина, розовая черешня, красный апельсин, лаковая деревяшка. Средне-полное тело с уверенной кислотностью и тонким танином. Энергично, накатисто и полно, с заметным объемом и живым балансом во вкусе. Ещё молодо, с потенциалом, немного горячо, но в целом уверенно и органично в своём напоре. — 5 days ago
Deep garnet colour in the glass. Evidence of legs.
Clean on the nose with notes of medium(+) intensity. Mainly tertiary aromas of bottle ageing: leather, forest floor, wet leaves, savoury. Secondary aromas of oak: coconut, nutmeg, cloves.
On the palate it is dry with pronounced flavour intensity. Medium(+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium tannin, full body, long finish.
Well balanced, very complex. Outstanding wine. Drink it now, not suitable for further ageing. — 5 days ago
For £18 this is a fabulous buy for summer refreshment with elegance & complexity @ a great price 😁
📍 Flor de Muga Rioja Rose 2017
🏵 91 points
🍇 100% Garnacha
🍷 Pale blossom pink
👃 Peach & citrus through chalky minerals w/ red fruits, white blossom & a touch of fuel
👄 Med body of refreshing creamy peach & zesty citrus w/ a soft red fruit tone in med+ acidity
🎯 Med+ dry mineral chalky red fruit, peach & citrus zingy refreshing tongue dryer
🌞 Paired with Sunshine & a smile 😎 — 21 days ago
Always exceptional. I really admire the 2009 but I would prefer some of the vanillin/coconut American oak character to be a bit more woven into the overall picture. Pure red fruit aromas, exotic cedar and spice, sweet tobacco and a hint of balsamic herb. The freshness and silky tannins are delightful, just wait a few years for the aromatics to come together and resolve some of the younger parts. It’s going to be special. — 4 days ago
Tobacco and Leathery notes - very earthy and savoury. An intriguing wine showing the Yin and the Yang of both sweet and savoury on the palate in the red cherry spectrum. Full of life in its 14th year. Soft supple persistent tannins. A great Rioja with another 5 years in it. The No. 1 Wine in 2013 Wine Spectators Top 100. — 18 days ago
Pairing this along side home-made pizza tonight, yum. Tannic cherry notes going into the decanter, notes forthcoming... $6.90 at my Costco.
Color is black cherry, only translucent at the edges.
Nose has earthy cherry, trending a little towards cherry syrup, interesting.
Palate has fresh cherry, light toasty wood, simple yet vivid but the finish is heady, maybe more air time is needed... Faint mocha notes make an appearance.
Definitely a solid value for the price. — 9 days ago