MUGA 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.
SKU No.: 3572802
Style No.: 853952
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%