Muga Barrel Fermented White 2011, Doca Rioja

White Blend White Blend
Rioja, Spain

$15.95 (958736)

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A blend of 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia, this wine is given a slow fermentation in new French oak barrels, plus a further three months resting on its lees. The resulting wine is rich, impeccably balanced and concentrated. Cellar it 2-3 years or enjoy it tonight with planked salmon.
88 pts
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March 16, 2013
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Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a blend of 90% viura and 10% malvasia that was barrel fermented then kept on its lees for a short three...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A sassy, vibrant white Rioja which has been very gently oaked and marked by notable minerality. Brimming with a great...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Creamy like a dark stout’s head or Bailey’s Spanish equivalent, Senaris Crema de Licor. Hazelnutty and piquant, like...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another intriguing vintage for Muga's barrel fermented white Rioja, pulling back further each year, it seems on the...

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Community Reviews (3)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Tasted like an incredibly tasty chardonnay. Apple, citrus, smoke, and nutty notes on the nose. These replay on the palate with lovely minerality and refreshing acidity. As others have noted, the oak is quite prominent, but it's very well integrated, providing the right amount of depth to go along with the fruit. Kicking myself for not grabbing 3 of these when I had the chance. Tasted May 2013.

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Piotr Zembrowski
Piotr Zembrowski

Tasted oaky, with a hint of starfruit and star anise. Like oaked chardonnay but without the butter.

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Richard Lecoq
Richard Lecoq

V-16-3-13
Very floral but dry and full. Good length. Certainly different from usual drunken.
Good quality/price.

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