Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.0884 ratings
8.996 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Candied lilacs - a lovely nose

Medium bodied that has a wonderful amount of Eucalyptus, chamomile, mint, black tea tannins, citrus, and enough oak to keep the wine at attention.
This is an easy go to producer for a quality wine.

Candied lilacs - a lovely nose

Medium bodied that has a wonderful amount of Eucalyptus, chamomile, mint, black tea tannins, citrus, and enough oak to keep the wine at attention.
This is an easy go to producer for a quality wine.

Sep 5th, 2021
Joanne Frette

Cedar, cherry, spice. Mature Rioja at its best. Develops on the palate and has great length. Glad I kept it for so long.

Cedar, cherry, spice. Mature Rioja at its best. Develops on the palate and has great length. Glad I kept it for so long.

Mar 13th, 2021
Jonathan Wall

Muga Muga Muga. Always good. ‘16 seems a bit more international than past vintages. I had one in Madrid a few years ago that was 15ish years old and spectacular. This only had a slight hint of that pedigree... but enough to bring back the memory.

Muga Muga Muga. Always good. ‘16 seems a bit more international than past vintages. I had one in Madrid a few years ago that was 15ish years old and spectacular. This only had a slight hint of that pedigree... but enough to bring back the memory.

Feb 17th, 2021
Riccardo L.

A fresher rioja than most. More subtle oak but still clearly Spanish.

A fresher rioja than most. More subtle oak but still clearly Spanish.

Dec 21st, 2020
Will Stanley

A little muted on the nose and weak on the palate, this isn’t the best iteration of this workhorse Reserva from Muga, of which there are some one million bottles. The oak is fairly poorly integrated at the moment. It does have a pleasing core of red fruit with some spice and good balance, but ultimately it fails to impress.

A little muted on the nose and weak on the palate, this isn’t the best iteration of this workhorse Reserva from Muga, of which there are some one million bottles. The oak is fairly poorly integrated at the moment. It does have a pleasing core of red fruit with some spice and good balance, but ultimately it fails to impress.

Dec 10th, 2020
Anthony Pro

Spanish wines have got to be the best in terms of bang for your buck.

Very easy drinking, smooth, a lot going on with this...

#WoodyWoodpecker

Spanish wines have got to be the best in terms of bang for your buck.

Very easy drinking, smooth, a lot going on with this...

#WoodyWoodpecker

Dec 6th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage! Went great with a gourmet pizza!

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage! Went great with a gourmet pizza!

Sep 5th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage!

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage!

Aug 28th, 2020
Austin Hohnke

Outstanding freshness in this vintage. Nice bit of meaty earth too with plenty of red fruit and berries plus a soft dose of new wood. Great right out the bottle, after 24 hours, and even after 48. Impressive.

Outstanding freshness in this vintage. Nice bit of meaty earth too with plenty of red fruit and berries plus a soft dose of new wood. Great right out the bottle, after 24 hours, and even after 48. Impressive.

Jun 8th, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of plum, blackberry, pomegranate, currant, earth, mushroom, vanilla, spices, cedar; dry, medium plus acid, high chalky tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very concentrated and complex, well balanced, very good

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of plum, blackberry, pomegranate, currant, earth, mushroom, vanilla, spices, cedar; dry, medium plus acid, high chalky tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, very concentrated and complex, well balanced, very good

Mar 2nd, 2020