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2014 Muga Torre Muga Rioja

2014 Muga Torre Muga Rioja

96 Points James Suckling
2014 Muga Torre Muga Rioja
96 Points James Suckling

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One of the first 'new wave' Riojas, this is a deep, lush and sensuous red. High traditional standards and the best of modern winemaking milk everything out of Rioja's amazing climate and top quality old vine fruit. Magnificently polished, it is mouth filling without sacrificing huge density and aging potential. Decant for a good while or lay it down as long as you like, as this is the real deal. Demand is climbing and stocks are low -- collect!

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$120.00 in mixed 6+ or $135.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Tempranillo 75%, Mazuelo 15%, Graciano 10%

Its Origins

Bodega Muga was founded in Haro in 1932 and is still in family ownership; the company farms 250 hectares in La Rioja Alta and in addition has long-standing contracts with the owners of another 150 hectares. Located in the foothills of the Montes Obarenses, the five principal vineyards (El Estepal, La Loma, Blatracones, La Loma Alta, and Sajazarra) share clay and limestone soils, each with its own unique microclimate, informed by the happy coincidence of continental, Mediterranean and Atlantic influences. The extended Muga family controls all aspects of the production and advocates the complexity afforded by the entire canon of grapes, that is to say Tempranillo, of course for the red, but also Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano in addition to Viura and Malvasia for the whites.

What The Critics Say

96/100 James Suckling

"This is laser-guided with wet earth, blackberry and mahogany. Very perfumed. Full body, yet tight and focused with supporting tannins. Very polished and clear. Pure. A blend of tempranillo and graciano. Drink 2020."

94/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Luiz Gutierrez

"There was no 2012 or 2013 produced, so we jumped from the 2011 to the 2014 Torre Muga, from the middle of the slope in the village of Villalba de Rioja (where the Muga family comes from). It combines the freshness of the higher-altitude vineyards of the Prado Enea with the power of the lower ones used for the Muga range. It fermented in oak vats and had a shorter élevage of only 15 months (it used to be more), and the different varieties were kept separated until the penultimate racking when they were blended. There is more volume here and some more spice from the élevage, with an open and expressive nose. It's medium-bodied with some fine tannins and less weight in the mid-palate than other vintages. 20,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2016." Drink 2020 - 2030

96/100 Tim Atkin

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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