Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2016 (Spain) Rated 95JS
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva 2016 (Spain) Rated 95JS hwg460
$76.99 $72.99 price per bottle
James Suckling Review
This is really tight and powerful with gorgeous tannins and solid fruit. Full body. Tight and composed. Wet earth, smoked meat and hints of black truffles. Very long and powerful. Wonderful length. Real Rioja. One of the top best-value, high-quality reds in Spain. Drink or hold.
This wine is ruby-red with glints of brick-red and a medium-high depth of color. Dense legs which provide you with a sequence of patterns around the sides of the glass. Initially you can find notes of red fruit aromas such as blackberries and reminders of spices. This is all well balanced by smoked aromas from its time in wood which had received a light-to-medium toasting. A subtle vanilla pod aroma coming through with roast coffee nuances. A smooth, mellow attack, with tannins wrapping the sides of the mouth with hints of menthol. In the finish the interesting lingering persistence is worthy of note.