Muga 2015 Reserva Seleccion Especial

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The 2015 Muga Reserva Selección Especial pours a deep, very dense, black-cherry color. The nose reveals ripe, red berry fruit aromas together with notes of spices (pepper) and forest floor against a backdrop of coffee variations, such as milk coffee toffee and roasted coffee beans mingling with subtle well-integrated oak. It's silky on the palate with tannins showing through, indicating the wine's youth and good aging potential, and providing an elegant and balanced structure. This wine pairs well with red meats, lamb, and charcoal-grilled rockfish.

Varietal Composition: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano
Appellation: Rioja DOC
Aging: 26 months in French oak barrels (40% new), followed by a minimum of 12 months in bottle prior to release

96 Points - James Suckling

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

94 Points - Wine Advocate
"The very perfumed, expressive and floral 2015 Selección Especial is a lot fresher than the stereotype of the vintage I had before I tasted 2015 widely. It's a year that has turned out fresher than what the weather during the growing season pointed at. It was a dry and warm year, but the wines have very good freshness, which in this case feels exceptional. My first surprise was how aromatic and open the wine is for such a young age, with aromas of lavender and other Mediterranean herbs jumping from the glass. I expected that from the 2016s, but I thought the 2015 was going to be more closed and reticent. The palate is medium to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, balanced, fresh and very clean. This combines energy and elegance with classical Rioja character. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2017." -LG, 6/2019

93 Points - Wine Spectator
"Velvety yet vivacious, this red has a lovely texture. Expressive flavors of maraschino cherry, red currant, orange peel, clove and vanilla are supported by round tannins and citrusy acidity. Fresh and focused, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2030. 18,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported." -TM, 5/2020


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