Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.17 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has smoked plum, dried cherry, red velvet cake, soaked raisins, dried raspberry, pencil shavings, old dark chocolate and dried strawberry.

Palate has rehydrated strawberry, poached strawberry, dried cherry, mashed black cherry, dried blackberry, (minor) dried citrus peel, (minor) cedar shavings, moist leather, medium+ tannins, slightly chewy still, long finish, great bottle. Can hold until 2025-2030 easily, in proper storage.

70% Tempranillo / 20% Grenache / 10% Mazuelo+Graciano; Decanted 4 hours.

Last bottle of a 6-pack bought in September 2005.

Nose has smoked plum, dried cherry, red velvet cake, soaked raisins, dried raspberry, pencil shavings, old dark chocolate and dried strawberry.

Palate has rehydrated strawberry, poached strawberry, dried cherry, mashed black cherry, dried blackberry, (minor) dried citrus peel, (minor) cedar shavings, moist leather, medium+ tannins, slightly chewy still, long finish, great bottle. Can hold until 2025-2030 easily, in proper storage.

70% Tempranillo / 20% Grenache / 10% Mazuelo+Graciano; Decanted 4 hours.

Last bottle of a 6-pack bought in September 2005.

Sep 7th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

On the nose, ripe blueberry, very late season black currant, cocoa, loamy/mineral soil, just a touch of oak and alcohol.
On the palate, no tannins for sure, graceful plum with light acidity and dark chocolate.
Way better than the last bottle, bottle variation working in our favorite tonight perchance?
My guess is this bottle is closer to peak, we have some left and will experiment on a few year delay on the remainders.

On the nose, ripe blueberry, very late season black currant, cocoa, loamy/mineral soil, just a touch of oak and alcohol.
On the palate, no tannins for sure, graceful plum with light acidity and dark chocolate.
Way better than the last bottle, bottle variation working in our favorite tonight perchance?
My guess is this bottle is closer to peak, we have some left and will experiment on a few year delay on the remainders.

Oct 27th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Quite a lot better than I expected. Interesting iron and blood element. Integrated oak. Solid backbone only slightly fading at the end of the palate.

Quite a lot better than I expected. Interesting iron and blood element. Integrated oak. Solid backbone only slightly fading at the end of the palate.

Jan 11th, 2015
Peter Martin

Difinative Muga nose, balance

Difinative Muga nose, balance

Mar 9th, 2017
Mike Lundberg

Lots of oak and body

Lots of oak and body

Jul 10th, 2015
Severn Goodwin

Severn had this 4 years ago

Severn had this 4 years ago

Apr 30th, 2017
Maxim Boycko

Maxim had this 4 years ago

Maxim had this 4 years ago

Jul 16th, 2017