Bodegas Muga

Rioja Reserva Prado Enea Tempranillo Blend

9.299 ratings
9.214 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
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Sipping Fine Wine

Had this a year ago and kept another bottle in my cellar. Ruby with ripe blk/red fruits, herbs and spice. This 4 grape blend was aged for 3 years in oak and another 3 years in the bottle before release, Wow! On the complex palate ripe cherry, blackberries and ample dried fruits, well integrated oak and acidity with pepper, tobacco, toast and vanilla. The finish was smooth with fine tannins and mineral notes, complex, lingering ending with earthy tones. Outstanding!

Had this a year ago and kept another bottle in my cellar. Ruby with ripe blk/red fruits, herbs and spice. This 4 grape blend was aged for 3 years in oak and another 3 years in the bottle before release, Wow! On the complex palate ripe cherry, blackberries and ample dried fruits, well integrated oak and acidity with pepper, tobacco, toast and vanilla. The finish was smooth with fine tannins and mineral notes, complex, lingering ending with earthy tones. Outstanding!

Feb 8th, 2017
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.8

A great wine but could do with much more bottle ageing. A darker, more intense style of Rioja, a league away from the traditional a such as Heredia or Alta.

A great wine but could do with much more bottle ageing. A darker, more intense style of Rioja, a league away from the traditional a such as Heredia or Alta.

Aug 23rd, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

Rich and concentrated style, loads of fruit, concentrated with soy sauce and broody black fruit. Beef jus, lots of flavour. In the mouth again this is rich and concentrated with ripe cherry fruit, a smoky finish and decent grip. Would be a perfect wine for wet rubs of pulled pork

Rich and concentrated style, loads of fruit, concentrated with soy sauce and broody black fruit. Beef jus, lots of flavour. In the mouth again this is rich and concentrated with ripe cherry fruit, a smoky finish and decent grip. Would be a perfect wine for wet rubs of pulled pork

Aug 20th, 2015
Laura Catena

Still very much alive delicious velvety and grainy tannins paired with cremant Vermont #cheese at #nwf15 incredible @newportwine

Still very much alive delicious velvety and grainy tannins paired with cremant Vermont #cheese at #nwf15 incredible @newportwine

May 15th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.0

Dense, rich, modern and young- not like other gran reservas. Very good all the same, and if old bottles are anything to judge by, it has a long life ahead.

Dense, rich, modern and young- not like other gran reservas. Very good all the same, and if old bottles are anything to judge by, it has a long life ahead.

May 6th, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

Juicy, leather and acidity what a great wine!

Juicy, leather and acidity what a great wine!

Apr 2nd, 2015
Ryan Mullins

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Mar 5th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Zante grapes on the nose and aged notes nice velvet mouthfeel after being open a day

Zante grapes on the nose and aged notes nice velvet mouthfeel after being open a day

Feb 18th, 2016
Moya Shawley

Classic Rioja bouquet of ripe red fruit, sandalwood and pipe tobacco. Very well balanced, full body and deep flavors of cherries, cracked pepper, smoke and tea leaves. Great to the last drop.

Classic Rioja bouquet of ripe red fruit, sandalwood and pipe tobacco. Very well balanced, full body and deep flavors of cherries, cracked pepper, smoke and tea leaves. Great to the last drop.

Jul 31st, 2018
Mark Quezada

I’m always surprised at the quality level of gran Reserva Rioja for the price point. I felt I could’ve held onto this bottle another 5-10 years no problem. But great wine is meant to be shared! @Adam Jesberger Dry leaves, tart cherry, and dill. Loads of tannin to hold up to grilled steak!

I’m always surprised at the quality level of gran Reserva Rioja for the price point. I felt I could’ve held onto this bottle another 5-10 years no problem. But great wine is meant to be shared! @Adam Jesberger Dry leaves, tart cherry, and dill. Loads of tannin to hold up to grilled steak!

Jun 18th, 2018