Bodegas Muga

Torre Muga Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.244 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had to get a bottle for holidays. Beautiful dark color, blend of Tempranillo, Graciano & Mazuelo, aged in new French oak for 24 months. Concentrated red fruit aromas with light oak and spice. On the palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao and toasty oak. Tannins are a bit biting now but should softer with time. Lingering, great balance on the finish ending with . Decant to drink now, otherwise let this baby sit in the cellar. No ‘12 or ‘13, so grab ‘10 & ‘11 now

Had to get a bottle for holidays. Beautiful dark color, blend of Tempranillo, Graciano & Mazuelo, aged in new French oak for 24 months. Concentrated red fruit aromas with light oak and spice. On the palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao and toasty oak. Tannins are a bit biting now but should softer with time. Lingering, great balance on the finish ending with . Decant to drink now, otherwise let this baby sit in the cellar. No ‘12 or ‘13, so grab ‘10 & ‘11 now

Jan 2nd, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted 2010 &’11 side by side. Beautiful dark color, blend of Tempranillo, Graciano & Mazuelo, aged in new French oak for 24 months. Concentrated red fruit aromas with light oak and spice. On the palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao and toasty oak. Tannins are a bit biting now but should softer with time. Lingering, great balance on the finish ending with . Decant to drink now, otherwise let this baby sit in the cellar. No ‘12 or ‘13, so grab ‘10 & ‘11 now

Tasted 2010 &’11 side by side. Beautiful dark color, blend of Tempranillo, Graciano & Mazuelo, aged in new French oak for 24 months. Concentrated red fruit aromas with light oak and spice. On the palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao and toasty oak. Tannins are a bit biting now but should softer with time. Lingering, great balance on the finish ending with . Decant to drink now, otherwise let this baby sit in the cellar. No ‘12 or ‘13, so grab ‘10 & ‘11 now

Nov 17th, 2018
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Our go to wine when finishing dinner. Creamy. Tobacco. Dark. Stone fruits. Plums. Cherries. Yummy.

Our go to wine when finishing dinner. Creamy. Tobacco. Dark. Stone fruits. Plums. Cherries. Yummy.

Sep 18th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

Solid stuff!

Solid stuff!

Jan 6th, 2016
Jon Ruyle

This evolved beautifully over an hour in the decanter. Acidity backed off, a woodsiness came out, and the initial long complex finish seemed to merge and become wonderful.

This evolved beautifully over an hour in the decanter. Acidity backed off, a woodsiness came out, and the initial long complex finish seemed to merge and become wonderful.

Oct 9th, 2017
Mono Head

First impression was "mushroomy". And had cola taste. Also didn't rate this one.

First impression was "mushroomy". And had cola taste. Also didn't rate this one.

Apr 16th, 2017
Chris Plance

Oh Torre Muga. When the audience is ready for Mike Tyson you deliver with a knockout -- but when the audience is looking for finesse your power seems childish and brute. Tonight was not a Tyson night and Prado enea won the day. A fantastic wine, but be prepared for big and powerful. There is little nuance in this beast

Oh Torre Muga. When the audience is ready for Mike Tyson you deliver with a knockout -- but when the audience is looking for finesse your power seems childish and brute. Tonight was not a Tyson night and Prado enea won the day. A fantastic wine, but be prepared for big and powerful. There is little nuance in this beast

Jan 1st, 2017
Seiji Takeuchi

Juicy with blackberry.

Juicy with blackberry.

Oct 30th, 2016
Reza Oliyai

2011 vintage. Dinner at Anar in SF. Rich and powerful wine for a medium body wine. Dark fruit with light tannic structure. Aroma of tobacco, sour cherry and mushrooms.

2011 vintage. Dinner at Anar in SF. Rich and powerful wine for a medium body wine. Dark fruit with light tannic structure. Aroma of tobacco, sour cherry and mushrooms.

Sep 14th, 2016
Margot Mazur

Best wine I've had in a while. Really deep and tons of flavor. Lots of blackberry, wet earth flavors. Absolutely loving it.

Best wine I've had in a while. Really deep and tons of flavor. Lots of blackberry, wet earth flavors. Absolutely loving it.

Feb 13th, 2016