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Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011

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Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011

Characteristics

  • Gran Reserva. 48 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

P 96
Parker Score 96
94
Enterwine Score 94
95
Media rating 95

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Details

One of Rioja's most sought-after wines, Prado Enea Gran Reserva is only produced by Bodegas Muga in exceptional vintages.

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

This Gran Reserve red wine was fermented naturally, with no temperature control and no yeast addition, in wooden casks made in Bodegas Muga's own cooperage.

For 21 days, the skins remained in contact with the wine to ensure extraction of colour and fruit flavours.

Then, true to its old-style Rioja character Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011 underwent a long ageing process. First, the wine spent 12 months in American oak barrels, followed by another 36 months in French oak barrels.

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 has a long life ahead. In any case, decant at least 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Prado Enea Gran Reserva has a very bright ruby robe with a garnet hue at the rim.

Nose

Regal and supremely deep, Muga Prado Enea 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 Gran Reserva from 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 2011 for a substantial period of time so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

OTHER VINTAGES

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 2011
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18º
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Gran Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 48
Parker Score 96
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 95
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 20%, Mazuelo, Graciano.
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
  1. in winology review by Ph D on 4/11/2018
    Value

    One of the best wines I've ever had. Period.

  2. 6* review by !!! on 3/15/2018
    Value

    Elegance out of this world. Nothing stiff or unnatural. Everything flows seamlessly, pure as a water stream.

  3. Fidelio review by Nick Nightingale on 11/15/2017
    Value

    The epitome of Rioja. So good it almost makes me emotional. Dense, profound, spellbinding.

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