Bodega Muga Reserva Seleccion Especial 2012 (750ml)

Bodega Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2016 (750ml)

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The current vintage of the red that is their first option to have with food is the 2016 Selección Especial, whose grapes are selected from terraced vineyards in the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, from vines averaging 35 years of age. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months, and it's kept in bottle for at least 18 months before it's sold. This is serious and has freshness and some restraint in the palate; it's much more expressive, floral and aromatic and with more-integrated oak than the wines from five+ years ago. It's a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better. Winemaker Isaac Muga considers 2016 a very good harvest. It was bottled in April 2019. This is among the best vintages of Selección Especial. 288,000 bottles produced. Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Dark ruby. Vibrant, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and cassis aromas show very good clarity and a hint of candied rose. Sappy, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering finely etched and appealingly sweet dark berry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors along with a subtle chewing tobacco nuance. Closes impressively long and lively, with resonating florality and chewy, youthfully gripping tannins adding final grip. Raised in new and used French oak barrels. Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Region: Rioja, Spain

Grape Varietal: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94+ Points, Vinous 94 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2020 - 2032