Bodegas Muga 2009 Selección Especial (Rioja DO) Spain
Availability: Private wine shops like Everything Wine
Date Tasted: July 25th, 2014
Tasting Notes: This beautiful, spicy, femme-fatale from Rioja is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano and oozes sex appeal on the nose with powerful, layered aromas of pot-pourri, raspberry, cherry, anise, cardamom, vanilla, dusty rocks and toasted oak. The palate is a little more restrained, yet, equally complex and layered, with silky-smooth tannins and the weight and finesse of a Brunello. Look for cherry-cola, menthol, vanilla, mineral, spice and red fruit purée flavours. The constant theme of spice continues through to the long, balanced finish.
Ready to go now, with a long decant, though, another 2-3 years of bottle age should foster further development. Drink 2016-2024.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca (with notes from Jordan Carrier)