- Bodegas Muga Rioja Seleccion Especial Reserva 2009 Product #27815 (In Stock)
Both the #1 Wine of the Year from Cune and Muga’s Reserva Seleccion Especial are benchmarks for “traditional” styled Rioja. But Cune’s Gran Reserva is of the “faded beauty” school of Rioja, all about beautifully faded fruit, American oak, black tea and chamomile. In contrast, the Muga is a beauty in the prime of her life, mellowed a bit by time and without youthful awkwardness, but still fresh, vigorous, and promising much for the years to come.
Or something like that. This is a rich, creamy-textured, mouthful of wine that’s loaded with black cherry fruit flavors and a sophisticated spice, licorice, and smoke finish that just won’t quit.
“Powerful yet harmonious, this rich red delivers black cherry, licorice, fresh herb, smoke and mineral flavors that mingle seamlessly over firm, well-integrated tannins, while balsamic-tinged acidity drives the flavors through the long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025.”Wine Spectator 95 points