BODEGAS 'MUGA' RIOJA RESERVA, SPAIN 2017
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Rioja, Spain
Tastes Like: This 2017 Reserva displays an attractive, medium-deep, ruby-red color with some brick-red glints. The nose reveals delicious red and black fruit aromas, such as blueberries, plums, and forest fruit, together with notes of liquorice and chocolate. Medium-bodied on the palate, the wine shows lovely balance with hints of roasted coffee beans, ripe fruit, silky tannins, and a lingering finish. This Crianza can be enjoyed now, but it also has enough structure to be cellared for several years.
Pairs With: Barbecue grilled-meats, Polenta or Grits, Steak Burritos.
What the Pros Say: James Suckling - 94 Points: “Lovely, succulent red with juicy berries and plums, together with some chocolate, spice, walnut and cedar. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins and a flavorful finish. Touch of dried fruit in the center palate. A pretty combination of savory and fresh-fruit character. Some orange peel as well. A baby Prado Enea."