Bodegas Muga Rioja Riserva Unfiltered 2014
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Here we find a wine with medium-high depth of colour, black-cherry red with garnet hues. Dense legs which give us a wrapping sequence in the glass. First, red-fruit notes such as blackberries appear, with reminders of fennel, scrubby heathland, all nicely balanced by the smoked aromas from the time spent in medium-toasted wood. Underlying hints of vanilla pod coming through with coffee notes. Full mouth-feel with slightly mentholated nuances and white chocolate. The vanilla reappears and those red-berry fruit aromas we found on the nose persist, with an elegant acidity which makes the aftertaste long. Food pairings: This wine can be paired with veal, Iberian pork charcuterie and some types of casseroles (stew).
Wine SpectatorRed plum, dried cherry, tobacco, spice and smoke flavors mingle in this round red, with light tannins and orange peel acidity that give structure. Generous, traditional style. Drink now through 2024. 80,000 cases made.