Red Wine Muga Selección Especial 2018

Reserva red wine from La Rioja. Traditional blend aged for 26 months in oak barrels and for 18 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 26 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Muga
P 95 92 93

Availability: In stock

€29.90
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This famed Spanish red wine is an old favourite of our customers.

An all-time classic from La Rioja, Muga Selección Especial is made from a traditional blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela (Carignan) and Graciano, coming from vines grown in clay-limestone soils.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in oak barrels built in the winery's own cooperage.

After that, this Reserva red wine from Bodegas Muga was aged for 26 months in French oak barrels built in the winery's own cooperage.

Finally, Muga Selección Especial 2018 was clarified with egg whites and aged for 18 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.

Decant this Rioja red wine at least 45 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Muga Selección Especial is medium ruby with a garnet rim.

Nose

This blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela and Graciano suggests aromas of red berries, strawberry compote, red apples and Amarena cherries, underpinned by aromas of underbush, black pepper, clove, vanilla, smoke, leather and roasted coffee.

Palate

Elegant and fresh, this wine of Bodegas Muga has a meaty and also supple body. Sweet, silky tannins and pleasant acidity. Deep mineral notions, remembrances of fine leather, cocoa, vegetables and wild berries. Long, gentle finish.

Our personal opinion

An age-worthy, complex red wine, Muga Selección 2018 has many good years ahead of it. Be sure to decant it before you drink it.

OTHER VINTAGES

Muga Selección Especial 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 94/94+. Guía Peñín 95.

Muga Selección Especial 2015:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 95.

Muga Selección Especial 2012:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 91+.

Muga Selección Especial 2011:

Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 90.

Muga Selección Especial 2010:

93+ Parker. Peñín 92.

Muga Selección Especial 2009:

Wine Spectator 95.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 26
Parker's Score 95
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 20%, Mazuelo 7%, Graciano 3%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Game animals, Mushrooms, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stew
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
Great 2018 wine year
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This is a lovely Rioja, full bodied with 14,5% and with a great taste balance between wood and wine.
Review by (Posted on 22 October 2022)
great muga
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Beautifully crafted and conceived. Immensely pleasurable.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
Great
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This wine is the place where quality, price and heritage meet. Solid and reliable.
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2018)
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