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Muga Selección Especial Reserva

Muga Selección Especial Reserva
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A fine, elegant and very balanced Rioja wine

Muga Selección Especial Reserva
Red wine Reserva. 26 months in French and American oak barrels and 12 months in bottle.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo,  Mazuela,  Graciano
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Muga
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Available vintages of Muga Selección Especial Reserva

  • Muga Selección Especial Reserva 2014
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    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 93
    • Peñin 93
    • Suckling 94
  • Muga Selección Especial Reserva 2014
    • Decántalo 94
    • Parker 93
    • Peñin 93
    • Suckling 94
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Characteristics of Muga Selección Especial Reserva

Muga Selección Especial Reserva is a great red wine. A classic from D.O. Rioja. It is made by Bodegas Muga in Haro, one of the towns with the highest concentration of wineries in the world.

Muga Selección Especial Reserva is a coupage of Tempranillo (70%), Grenache (20%), Mazuelo (7%) and Graciano (3%). The grapes are grown on estates with mostly clayey-calcerous soils that are situated in the Rioja Alta area, on the foothills of the Obarense mountains. Due to its geography and location it has a particular variety of climates between the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental, which gives the grapes a long and complex ripening.

On their arrival at the winery, the grapes undergo a selection process, discarding the bunches that do not reach the necessary quality standards.

The fermentation takes place in oak deposits with local yeast from their own vineyard. Muga Selección Especial Reserva undergoes a 26 month aging in oak barrels. A barrel so special, that Bodegas Muga is already one of the few wineries left today to continue with their own cooperage in their facilities and continue to make barrels.

After the aging there is a clarification with fresh eggs before it is bottled. Once bottled, Muga Selección Especial Reserva undergoes a fining process of 12 months in the bottle before it is released onto the market.

Serve at 18ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
White meat, Roasted Pork, Game birds, Roasted lamb, Roasts, Game animals

Tasting notes Muga Selección Especial Reserva

It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
Sight High-robe, dense and uniformed with beautiful violet tones. Nose Complex and elegant on the nose. We can encounter mature red fruit notes with countryside memories and certain mineral touches. Taste On the palate it is very pleasant and elegant. Sweet and likeable tannins. Good acidity. High fruit presence and certain mineral notes.
Sight Intense and bright ruby red colour with maroon edges. A wine which shows a high robe and dense slow-falling tears. Nose Highly intense, complex and elegant nose. Its fragrant, suggestive and expressive aromas of ripe red fruit stand out along with a wide range of sweet and hot spices. When it opens up, some smoky notes, intense toasted hints and animal reminiscences are noticed. Taste An elegant long wine. It shows an embracing and warm attack and a tasty, silky and aromatic mid palate. A balanced wine with very well balanced tannins and a refreshing and integrated acidity. Long and very persistent finish with a nice spicy and balsamic after-taste.  An elegant and seductive, round wine.
Sight Intense, bright cherry red colour with garnet trims. High robe and dense tears. Nose The tasting rapport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version. Taste The tasting rrapport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Intense, bright cherry red colour with garnet trims. High robe and dense tears. Nose Suggestive and elegant aromas. Quite closed at the beginning, but when it opens up it shows very elegant toasted notes and a good presence of red and black fruits. Milky and cocoa notes. Taste This Muga Reserva Selección Especial is a warm, dense and broad wine. It has a good mid palate, characterized by its smoothness and elegance. The notes of fruit and good quality wood are well assembled. Good presence of tannins. Long and very persistent wine. A round Rioja.
Sight To the eye, shades of purple and garnet. Nose Initial aromas of pastries, so characteristic of wines with barrel, backed by soft toast from the barrel, wrapped in a background of currant and blackberry fruit. Taste

The warm, friendly, syrupy mouth-feel leaves a sensation of fullness and a persistent aftertaste, characterized by the finesse of its tannins and a complex mineral component.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 94
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 93
  • Suckling 94
  • Atkin 96
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 91
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 93
  • Decántalo 92
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  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Winespectator 92
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 93
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 90

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Valoraciones de productos
Reviews from customers who bought this product
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    30/04/19 Muga Selección Especial Reserva 2014 Traditional Rioja as should be
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    12/03/19 Muga Selección Especial Reserva 2014 Fantastic red, very intense and strong and same time elegant and sophisticated.
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    04/12/18 Muga Selección Especial Reserva 2014 My favoeite Muga , I have tested most of them
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    25/01/18 Muga Selección Especial Reserva Magnum 2011 Superb wine at a competitive price
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    Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

    Winery Muga

    Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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