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2015 Muga Torre Muga Rioja

2015 Muga Torre Muga Rioja

98 Points James Suckling
2015 Muga Torre Muga Rioja
98 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

98/100 James Suckling

"This is an extremely powerful, confident wine. So young and so complex. Immaculate black cherries, plums and blackberries and deeply integrated, spicy oak that's super fresh. The power and build is staggering. It's so rich and so balanced with seamless plum-flavored tannins. Perfect!"

95/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Luiz Gutierrez

"In the end, they also showed me the 2015 Torre Muga, even though the wine had only been in bottle for three months. There were no substantial changes in the way this was made—in provenance of the grape, the fermentation or élevage—even though they fine-tune the use of the oak in every vintage. I don't think I've ever tasted such a young and fruit-driven Torre Muga, and even though it felt a little dizzy from the recent bottling, it had great purity and such a structure and build that it is going to need some time in bottle. But this looks like a better vintage than the 2014. 35,000 bottles produced." Drink 2020 - 2035

94/100 Tim Atkin MW

"Torre Muga comes from slightly lower vineyards than the bodega's Prado Enea, but we're still talking 500 to 550 metres. Aged from 18 months in new French oak, this is the most "international" Muga red, with sturdy tannins, lots of toasty vanilla spice and serious, plushly textured fruit. 2024-35. Alcohol: 14."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Tempranillo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rioja

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2035

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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