Muga - Torre Muga Rioja Reserva 1994

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Wine Advocate

Robert Parker''s Wine Advocate 30/10/1998

A dazzling effort from this traditionally run bodegas, the 1994 Torre Muga is a terrific Rioja. A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano, this wine emerges from the estate''s oldest vines, and is aged in small barriques. A breakthrough in what will undoubtedly be a bevy of cult Riojas, made from old vines, and aged in small casks, this is a full-bodied, superbly-concentrated, fragrant, multi-dimensional wine.

The color is a deep dark ruby with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers up sweet scents of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, licorice, smoke, lead pencil, and pain grille. In the mouth, there are lush layers of fruit that cascade over the palate, as well as full body and gobs of glycerin. This Rioja possesses gorgeous sweetness of fruit (from extract, not sugar), as well as impeccable purity and overall harmony. Anticipated maturity: now-2015. This wine spent 22 months in American oak vats, followed by 16 months in 100% new Allier oak casks!

The late-released 1994 Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial (a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano) is a selection of the finest vineyard sites. After spending six months in large oak vats, and thirty months in small French and American barrels, it was bottled without filtration. A dark garnet color is followed by aromas of roasted coffee, smoke, black as well as red currants, minerals, and scorched earth. Dense and sweet, with notions of lead pencil, plum, and black currant fruit, this spectacular, medium to full-bodied Rioja possesses gorgeous purity. It is a harmonious effort with intense flavor concentration, a beautiful texture, and subtle wood. Enjoy it now as well as over the next 20 years.

Wine Spectator

This red marries elegance and concentration, with ripe plum and blackberry flavors, toasty, cola-scented oak notes and lovely spice accents. A bit tightly wound now, it should be gorgeous with a bit of age. Best from 1999 through 2010. -, October 1998