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Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011
SKU: 35871

Bodegas Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011

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Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Bodegas Muga
Alcohol/vol 14%
The wine shows an attractive and deep cherry color. The nose is fresh and complex, expressing aromas of berries, blackberries and plums, while also notes of cocoa, vanilla and a subtle roasted aroma, denoting an aging oak of the best quality. It is fresh on the palate and has a very well integrated acidity. Pleasant and fascinating texture in the mouth and with a long and persistent finish. Clean and fresh with great aging potential. This wine paired well with casseroles, meat dishes, fish and cheese, and can even be enjoyed by itself, without any accompaniment.
James Suckling
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Wine Enthusiast
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Earthy plum and berry aromas set up a palate with plush tannins and layers of depth. Befitting a hot year like 2011, dark berry and plum flavors are full, while this exhibits fine shape on the finish and only gets better the longer it sits. This is no doubt a delicious Rioja from one of the top wineries in Spain. Decant if drinking now. Enjoy through 2035.

Michael Schachner, September 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The most classical of the wines from Muga, the 2011 Prado Enea Gran Reserva comes from a warm year that here was cooler than 2012, when they did not produce it. There won't be a 2013 either. So after this 2011, the following vintage will be 2014 but with fewer bottles and then 2015 and 2016. The wine has a developed nose with some tertiary notes, combined with some notes of ripe black fruit and sweet spices. It fees like an open, expressive and hedonistic year for Prado Enea. The palate reveals polished tannins and some balsamic and developed flavors, truffle, forest floor and hints of cigar ash and incense. Stylistically, this could be close to the 2006, which was also surprisingly fresh for the average ripeness found in Rioja in general. 92,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in early 2015 after almost 40 months in barrel. Time in bottle has polished the wine, and it's ready to drink on release, but it's a wine that is going to develop in bottle for a long time.

Luis Gutierrez, June 28, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2011 Prado Enea checks in as a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, Mazuelo that spent a full three years in oak, followed by three years in bottle before being released in May of 2019. It reveals a deep ruby/plum color as well as a closed, tight nose of blackcurrants, smoked earth, graphite, and Asian spices. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has a layered, balanced texture, integrated tannins, and a great finish. It's holding things a little close to its vest at the moment, so I suspect 2-4 years of bottle age are warranted.

September 6, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Aromatic and alluring, this generous red offers forest floor, tobacco and floral notes that frame a core of black cherry, plum, licorice and orange peel flavors. Well-integrated tannins support the broad texture, and juicy acidity keeps this fresh through the spicy finish. Drink now through 2027. 7,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, August 31, 2019