Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.044 ratings
8.98 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
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
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
Will Stanley

Firstly, the conditions weren’t great for this wine. It was drunk without decanting at cellar temperature, so in many respects was unable to show at its best. I do believe this is a little closed down for now; there seems to be much more lurking beneath the surface that should be revealed with another 5 years or so. That being said, it missed the mark somewhat for me on this occasion and certainly didn’t match the 2014 I had a few weeks ago. I’ll sit on the remaining bottles I have.

Firstly, the conditions weren’t great for this wine. It was drunk without decanting at cellar temperature, so in many respects was unable to show at its best. I do believe this is a little closed down for now; there seems to be much more lurking beneath the surface that should be revealed with another 5 years or so. That being said, it missed the mark somewhat for me on this occasion and certainly didn’t match the 2014 I had a few weeks ago. I’ll sit on the remaining bottles I have.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2020
Theo Olinger

Plum, currants, vanilla needs some time to settle

Plum, currants, vanilla needs some time to settle

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2018
Ericsson

Textbook Rioja. Very approachable with a inky purple color; black cherry, dried leaves, cedar on the nose. Some blackberry and sour cherry on the fore pallet followed by wet gravel and woodsmoke. Bold and dry for sure with medium plus acidity and alcohol. Tannings are edgy and the finish is adequate. Again a classic Rioja wine.

Textbook Rioja. Very approachable with a inky purple color; black cherry, dried leaves, cedar on the nose. Some blackberry and sour cherry on the fore pallet followed by wet gravel and woodsmoke. Bold and dry for sure with medium plus acidity and alcohol. Tannings are edgy and the finish is adequate. Again a classic Rioja wine.

Jun 11th, 2021
Hiroshi Tominaga

Cherry, good. Bought at TAC for ¥3,100.

Cherry, good. Bought at TAC for ¥3,100.

Jun 7th, 2021
Galen Antle

Massive spice and smoked earth, vanilla, black raspberry, chocolate granache. Cedar and clove. Tannins are subdued while acidity is still medium plus. Long, boozy finish.

Massive spice and smoked earth, vanilla, black raspberry, chocolate granache. Cedar and clove. Tannins are subdued while acidity is still medium plus. Long, boozy finish.

Jan 3rd, 2021