2016 Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja

$44.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Always a terrific wine, and classically food friendly, the 2016 is ready to drink now, though it will happily hang out in the cellar for a while. As James Suckling puts it, “Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in a fine Rioja red.” If a "Delicious, succulent finish” sounds like somewhere you’d like to end up, you just found your ride.

Varietal:
Tempranillo
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Rioja
Total Varietal Composition %:
70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1046895
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Always a terrific wine, the 2016 Selección Especial is based on 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo. Almost Rhône-like with its spicy, meaty, gamey style, this beauty offers lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, incense, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance, silky tannins, and is just a class act. The 2015 is a richer, more opulent wine, while the 2016 shows a touch more freshness and elegance. Both are beautiful vintages worth buying, cellaring, and drinking.