Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.963 ratings
9.06 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
MaJ CappS

Ah,
Rioja, one of the last wine areas I have travelled to, cannot wait to go back.

This well known wine smells of a beautiful cedar forest.
Light, red fruit leads on with silky medium body, those cedar tannins wrapping up the fruit in a nice, expressive package.

Ah,
Rioja, one of the last wine areas I have travelled to, cannot wait to go back.

This well known wine smells of a beautiful cedar forest.
Light, red fruit leads on with silky medium body, those cedar tannins wrapping up the fruit in a nice, expressive package.

Dec 27th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage!

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage!

Sep 1st, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Darker than expected. Very little fruit. Tar and leather. Big.

Darker than expected. Very little fruit. Tar and leather. Big.

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2020
Austin Hohnke

Lights out delicious after several hours of decanting. A rich, generous, well balanced Reserva with two years in barrel. Berries and oak collide beautifully. Don’t know if I have the self control to cellar this as it’s so good now.

Lights out delicious after several hours of decanting. A rich, generous, well balanced Reserva with two years in barrel. Berries and oak collide beautifully. Don’t know if I have the self control to cellar this as it’s so good now.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2019
Judy Williams

Bold and yummy.

Bold and yummy.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2019
Aravind A

Good mix of ripe fruits and soft oak. On the palate: acidity a bit soft, and good spice and fruit on the finish which shows nice finely grained tannin, juiciness and spice. Drinks very easily.

Good mix of ripe fruits and soft oak. On the palate: acidity a bit soft, and good spice and fruit on the finish which shows nice finely grained tannin, juiciness and spice. Drinks very easily.

Apr 11th, 2021
Brian Weaver

Smooth nose, spicy trunk,

Smooth nose, spicy trunk,

Feb 14th, 2021
Taj Forer

Rioja joy. Solid.

Rioja joy. Solid.

Dec 28th, 2020
Iwan

Classic Rioja. Black fruit, spice, warmth and acid.

Classic Rioja. Black fruit, spice, warmth and acid.

Jun 15th, 2020
Matthew Beninati

Oak and complexity. Lots going in the mongering finish. Tempranillo is gorgeous.

Oak and complexity. Lots going in the mongering finish. Tempranillo is gorgeous.

Apr 11th, 2020