Muga Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Spain

$23.95 (177345)

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89 pts
5
May 23, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Recently re-tasted in July 2010 and also during a comparative tasting while in Rioja in May 2010, and I have...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very enjoyable Rioja Reserva from Muga here in 2005, with an open, fragrant nose delivering evolved aromas of dried...

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Gaby Israel
Gaby Israel

(89?) - Muga Reserva seems like a safe-bet-Rioja. The first one I've ever tried was from 1991.
5/2010: Medium to full body typical Rioja style. on the palate, blackberries, red currant and hints of cedar. With noticable tannins and earthy flavors.
I believe it can sit for a couple of years more or if you're impatient (like me), decant it for 30-45 min.
Went extremely well with pork tenderloin mixed with yellow and red pepper in a Thai spicy sauce.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

This was really nice once it opened up.

On the nose: Floral (lavender/rose?), slightly astringent, quite perfumey.

Full bodied, fairly straight forward with plenty of fruit, a bit of high-toned lemon/citrus tang, even a touch of bubblegum! Quite a bit of drying wood and tannin, but all in relative balance. A bit on the rustic side right now but I think this has enough guts to lay down for a while. It will mellow with a few more years in the cellar.

A good wine but a tad overpriced I'd say. This really should be more like $18-$20.

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emmanuel
emmanuel

This wine needs to decant for 1 hour to allow the flavours to enhance.

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