Red Wine Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015

Gran reserva red wine from La Rioja. Blend aged for 36 months in oak barrels and 36 months in the bottle.

Gran Reserva. 36 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Muga
P 97 94 95
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One of La Rioja's most sought-after wines, Prado Enea Gran Reserva is produced by Bodegas Muga only in exceptional vintages.

This high-end Spanish red wine is made from a traditonal blend of 80% Tempranillo, 18% Grenache, and a dollop of Mazuela and Graciano, coming from the highest vineyards of the winery, planted in alluvial, sandy limestone soils.

This Gran Reserva red wine was fermented naturally, with no temperature control and no yeast addition, in 160 hl American oak casks made in the winery's cooperage.

For 16 days, the skins remained in contact with the wine to ensure extraction of colour and fruit flavours.

After that, Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015 was transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 36 months.

Finally, this Rioja red wine was clarified with egg whites, and stored in the cellar for a minimum of 36 months before its release.

This classic wine from La Rioja should evolve nicely in the bottle.

Decant at least 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Prado Enea Gran Reserva is medium garnet with a reddish hue at the rim.

Nose

Regal and supremely deep, this blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, complemented with Mazuela and Graciano, embodies the distinctive elegance of classic Rioja. Black and red fruit dominate the nose, together with hints of vanilla, clove and forest herbs. As the wine opens, it exhibits a wide array of earthy remembrances, subtle mineral touches, wild flowers and attractive remembrances of exotic woods.

Palate

With a remarkable potential for improvement, this wine is quietly confident and nicely textured, with silky tannins and a rock-solid, steely acidity. Texture is lush and intoxicating, as it is the fruit. Complex and rewarding, this wine of Bodegas Muga has a very long aftertaste of ripe blackberries, Havanna cigars, fennel, bitter cocoa, green coffee and smoke.

Our personal opinion

Superbly elegant, we recommend that you decant Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2015 for a substantial period of time so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

OTHER VINTAGES

Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 94. T. Atkin 96.

Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 94. Parker 96.

Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010:

Parker 97. Enterwine 94. Peñín 94.

Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2009:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 96.

Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2006:

Parker 96. Peñín 93.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 36
Parker's Score 97
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 15%, Mazuela y Graciano 5%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
4 Reviews
Rioja or Toro...?
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This 2015 Rioja is tasting close to a Toro. On the bottle it's stating 14,5% alcohol, but I would believe 15% too...
Without decanting I'm smelling and tasting manure, but after a couple of hours that's gone?
It's strong and bold with also tasting alcohol up front. It's spice too, but what I miss is the 'wauw' effect with some silkiness. It's a good wine but at this price I'll pass the next time.
And, scoring 97 Parker points???
Review by (Posted on 6 September 2022)
in winology
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One of the best wines I've ever had. Period.
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2018)
6*
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Elegance out of this world. Nothing stiff or unnatural. Everything flows seamlessly, pure as a water stream.
Review by (Posted on 15 March 2018)
Fidelio
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The epitome of Rioja. So good it almost makes me emotional. Dense, profound, spellbinding.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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