Selección Especial Reserva Rioja 2016
95 points, “Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red.” – James Suckling
94+ points, “It's a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better… This is among the best vintages of Selección Especial.” – Wine Advocate
94 points, “Always a terrific wine, the 2016 Selección Especial is based on 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo. Almost Rhône-like with its spicy, meaty, gamey style, this beauty offers lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, incense, and tobacco aromas and flavours. It's medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance, silky tannins, and is just a class act. The 2015 is a richer, more opulent wine, while the 2016 shows a touch more freshness and elegance. Both are beautiful vintages worth buying, cellaring, and drinking.” – Jeb Dunnuck
Bodegas Muga’s Selección Especial 2016 is a dinner party showstopper. Always an incredibly reliable cuvée, this Reserva Rioja is only made in very great years, so you are guaranteed that it will be exceptional. A blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Carignan and Graciano, matured in French oak for 26 months, before resting in the bottle for a further year and a half before release. Energetic notes of blackberry jam, espresso, cocoa, stewed plums, autumn leaves, distant bonfire smoke, chocolate-covered figs, balsamic, tapenade, toast, black truffle, peppery spices, vanilla and cedar all intermingle elegantly. Serve with a Sunday roast and anything cooked on a charcoal grill, or for dinner parties when you need to make an impression.
Muga was founded by Isaac Muga Martínez and his wife Auro Caño in 1932 and is today one of Rioja’s most iconic names. Based in the Alta sub-area of Rioja, the wines produced by Muga are traditional in style and are typically stylish, refined and aged for a long period in oak barrels.
£4.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3572802
Style No.: 853952
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