Bodegas Muga

Torre Muga Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.149 ratings
8.913 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
Steve Steese

Best bottle in a good minute! Dried herbs and spice, game, mushroom, and baked fruit. Baked with an incredible sour limestone minerality. Blackberry and cinnamon...on and on!!

Best bottle in a good minute! Dried herbs and spice, game, mushroom, and baked fruit. Baked with an incredible sour limestone minerality. Blackberry and cinnamon...on and on!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2014
Tom Riley

Ten years in and still sleek and tight, oak still needs a few more years to integrate. A powerful wine. Give it time.

Ten years in and still sleek and tight, oak still needs a few more years to integrate. A powerful wine. Give it time.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Maura Passanisi

Needs more time, but showing well.

Needs more time, but showing well.

Aug 13th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16.5/20 (91/100)

16.5/20 (91/100)

Oct 27th, 2014
Michael Scaffidi

Chef Sommelier Jean Georges

6.7

Bretty like

Bretty like

Dec 19th, 2013
Jeff Revious

With Juan Muga 1/29/13.

With Juan Muga 1/29/13.

Jan 30th, 2013
Chris England

Improved nicely since my last try over 2 years ago 👏 enough to make a wild Spanish bull smile, dance & sing olé 🐮 For £45 it’s a darn good Spanish spanking 😊

🏵 94 points

🍇 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo & 10% Graciano

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Soggy earth & dry cured meats through balsamic, spiced dark cherry, olive & thick mocha w/ soft smoked oak, vanilla, blackberry & dark plum turning into a touch port raisin w/ air

👄 Med+ creamy smooth body of dark cherry bathed in balsamic & olive tapenade w/ a mocha blackcurrant liquorice kick

🎯 Long dry crushed & dried dusty blackberry/currant finish with a plummy cherry mocha kick

🐑 Paired yummy with Mrs Es Lamb Tagine ⏩ scroll too see yumtastic fodder ⏩ on Instagram 😉

💭 Mrs E says “Surprisingly tastes better with a sweet meal”

Improved nicely since my last try over 2 years ago 👏 enough to make a wild Spanish bull smile, dance & sing olé 🐮 For £45 it’s a darn good Spanish spanking 😊

🏵 94 points

🍇 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo & 10% Graciano

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Soggy earth & dry cured meats through balsamic, spiced dark cherry, olive & thick mocha w/ soft smoked oak, vanilla, blackberry & dark plum turning into a touch port raisin w/ air

👄 Med+ creamy smooth body of dark cherry bathed in balsamic & olive tapenade w/ a mocha blackcurrant liquorice kick

🎯 Long dry crushed & dried dusty blackberry/currant finish with a plummy cherry mocha kick

🐑 Paired yummy with Mrs Es Lamb Tagine ⏩ scroll too see yumtastic fodder ⏩ on Instagram 😉

💭 Mrs E says “Surprisingly tastes better with a sweet meal”

Oct 9th, 2018
Becca Reichenberger

They don't produce this one every year! Only in the "good years". We purchased direct from the winery and drank it on our trip.

They don't produce this one every year! Only in the "good years". We purchased direct from the winery and drank it on our trip.

Oct 12th, 2016
Phill Mulnick

Should improve with more time.

Should improve with more time.

Feb 29th, 2016
Agustin matos

One of my favorite wines. Nose, dark fruit, cedar and oak. Rich and creamy on the palate. Good balance and texture. Muga still one of my favorite bodegas from Rioja, Spain.

One of my favorite wines. Nose, dark fruit, cedar and oak. Rich and creamy on the palate. Good balance and texture. Muga still one of my favorite bodegas from Rioja, Spain.

Jan 17th, 2016