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Muga "Seleccion Especial" Rioja Reserva 2016

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SKU: 23122
Vintage: 2016
Color: Red
Size: 750 ml
1 – 5$54.00
6 +$50.00


Tasting Note

We can't help the fact that Muga is just hands down one of the best Rioja producers we are excited to taste and collect. The wines are always delicious, age for decades, and stem together tradition with more modern winemaking practices. The 2016 Seleccion Especial was just released, with only about 10 cases available for the whole DFW market (that's really not a lot at all for a market and state the size of Texas....). You've got first crack at this great vintage release so stock up for now and years to come. - Clare

95 points James Suckling
A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight. Give it some time. Better after 2021.

94 points Jeb Dunnuck
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 flavors. 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.

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