*** 91 Points - Robert Parker Jnr Wine Advocate ***
Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal:Tempranillo / Garnacha Blend
Vintage: 2014 Colour:Red Style:Dry
Producer: Bodegas Muga
Ageing: 6 months in traditional American and French oak vats, 24 months in small oak barrels and a minimum of 12 months in bottle.
Here we find a wine with medium-high depth of colour, black-cherry red with garnet hues. Dense legs which give us a wrapping sequence in the glass.
First, red-fruit notes such as blackberries appear, with reminders of fennel, scrubby heathland, all nicely balanced by the smoked aromas from the time spent in medium-toasted wood. Underlying hints of vanilla pod coming through with coffee notes.
Full mouth-feel with slightly mentholated nuances and white chocolate. The vanilla reappears and those red-berry fruit aromas we found on the nose persist, with an elegant acidity which makes the aftertaste long.
This wine can be paired with veal, Iberian pork charcuterie and some types of casseroles (stew).
Food Matches:Goat Cheese / Beef / Lamb / Veal