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Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2011
SKU: 29592

Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2011

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750ml
$99.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Bodegas Muga
We find a wine that is presented with dense tears that denote a wine of great elegance. Purple trim that reflects its youth. On the nose we have aromas of black fruit with good ripeness, spicy aromas of black pepper, undergrowth. Mentioned notes, rosemary and some smoked notes of their aging in oak wood of first quality appear, creating a harmony and balance unmatched. In the mouth it expresses a sweet, elegant tannin with an acidity that balances our palate. Notes of licorice appear and the pepper is present again. A very persistent, elegant, friendly and frank wine. This wine can be paired with red meat of long maturation, hunting or failing to enjoy it alone. In turn, we recommend pairing it with grilled white fish.
Wine Advocate
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The Mugas are happy with the 2011 harvest. The 2011 Torre Muga is a dark-colored, almost opaque, ripe and concentrated effort. (It contains the Tempranillo that would normally be part of the Aro, and was not produced because they didn't get the Graciano they needed.) They are selling this very young (but still, it will not be released until around September 2015). It is quite heady with aromas of ripe plums, spices, lead pencil, ink and well-integrated oak. The palate is full-bodied, round and lush with plenty of dense and concentrated tannins that feel very young. If you have in mind the Torre Muga from the beginning, this has a lot less oak and is less extracted; it has much better balance. As usual, it's a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and others, from a very cold zone close to the Oja-Tirón rivers, which might explain why this wine is so fresh in such warm vintage. There will be no Torre Muga in 2012 or 2013, and possibly very little 2014. So stock up on this if you want a wine like it, because it will keep and develop well in bottle. 32,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2015
Wine Spectator
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This plush red delivers mouthfilling flavors of blackberry, plum pudding, cocoa and licorice, with round, gentle tannins and orange peel acidity. A mineral backbone keeps this grounded. A ripe, modern style. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 420 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, October 15, 2015