Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo

9.075 ratings
9.17 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
Craig Stanfield

Intense, full, with plum, blackberry, tobacco and cedar.

Intense, full, with plum, blackberry, tobacco and cedar.

Jul 8th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Good, but nothing special here. Perhaps we drank the wine too quickly. It probably needed a few hours to open up.

Good, but nothing special here. Perhaps we drank the wine too quickly. It probably needed a few hours to open up.

Mar 1st, 2018
Chris MacLean

This really came around after an hour of air, shedding its chunky-ness to become quite refreshing and complex, if a touch modern with sweet fruit.

This really came around after an hour of air, shedding its chunky-ness to become quite refreshing and complex, if a touch modern with sweet fruit.

Dec 9th, 2017
Scorewine

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.0

A splendid Rioja, still young yet already showing its great potential with notes of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, black currents, mint and earthiness, full body, with firm big tannins, dry and round, lovely acidity and a long delicious finish. My score 90, drink to 2026

A splendid Rioja, still young yet already showing its great potential with notes of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate, black currents, mint and earthiness, full body, with firm big tannins, dry and round, lovely acidity and a long delicious finish. My score 90, drink to 2026

Aug 25th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep ruby red. Lovely nose coated in leather, dried cherries and earthy. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with balanced acidity and medium plus bodied. Layered palate with some gaminess, dried cherries and blackberries. Long finish. Drink till 2025.

Deep ruby red. Lovely nose coated in leather, dried cherries and earthy. Medium tannins (6.5/10) with balanced acidity and medium plus bodied. Layered palate with some gaminess, dried cherries and blackberries. Long finish. Drink till 2025.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2019
Phillip

Fruit forward blackberries, cherry, strawberries, touch of pepper, hints of leather, tobacco.

Fruit forward blackberries, cherry, strawberries, touch of pepper, hints of leather, tobacco.

Sep 4th, 2019
Vasanth Balakrishnan

@Greg Ballington echoes my thoughts exactly on this one. Lovely Rioja that has been open a few days in a wine bar with their preservation system. It’s opened up beautifully with a lovely perfume of dried cherries, forest floor, mushrooms, leather, violets. Medium but well-structured tannins that hug your tongue, classic Old World acidity but some added spice that make this a food-friendly superb wine.

@Greg Ballington echoes my thoughts exactly on this one. Lovely Rioja that has been open a few days in a wine bar with their preservation system. It’s opened up beautifully with a lovely perfume of dried cherries, forest floor, mushrooms, leather, violets. Medium but well-structured tannins that hug your tongue, classic Old World acidity but some added spice that make this a food-friendly superb wine.

Jun 26th, 2019
Rob Malm

The highlight of Christmas Eve dinner. Absolutely fantastic

The highlight of Christmas Eve dinner. Absolutely fantastic

Dec 25th, 2018
Genevieve O

😋😋😋

😋😋😋

Oct 13th, 2018
Bret Patterson

Damp earth, fig, cherry, caramel, cola. Supple tannins, bright balanced acidity and a finish that lasts for days. Great wine!

Damp earth, fig, cherry, caramel, cola. Supple tannins, bright balanced acidity and a finish that lasts for days. Great wine!

Feb 1st, 2018