Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2015 Bottle
James SucklingComplex nose with ripe black cherries, deeply integrated cedary oak, baking spices, dried flowers, leather, fresh tobacco and earthy notes. This is silky and mellow with long, laid-back tannins that deliver ripe dark plum flavors into a spicy and earthy finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Reserva had just been bottled, and it should be released around January 2019 in the international market and in Spain (as Crianza) in October 2018. This was a very long harvest (similar to 2016). They started at the end of August with the Cava, and they finished at the end of October with very healthy grapes, good yields and very good quality. The wine shows very good ripeness but without any excess. It has incipient complexity, still young and undeveloped but with very good balance between power and elegance, with fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity. This has to be one of the best recent vintages of this popular bottling.
Tim AtkinShowing the intensity of this warm, Mediterranean vintage, this rich, powerful cuvée of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano is focused, dense and stylishly oaked, with plush tannins, supporting acidity and the structure to age further in bottle. 2020-30. Alcohol: 14
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