2001 Muga - Torre Muga 750ml

Spain - Rioja/ Red / Regional Blend
2001 Muga - Torre Muga
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International Wine Cellar | 95

($73) Full ruby-red. Deep, smoky, lightly roasted aromas of black plum, minerals and licorice. Full, round and sweet, with highly complex plum, cinnamon and smoky oak flavors perfectly framed by strong but harmonious acidity. Fat, broad and wonderfully deep. Finishes with outstanding palate-saturating persistence and great lingering sweetness. This wine spends nearly two years in large American oak vats, then another 16 months in new French barriques . (Fine Estates From Spain, Dedham, MA)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 122

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Score: 95
Author: SurgPA05
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/25/2011
Drink Dates: 2005-2011
opaque deep purple in hue. Clean bouquet of dried currant, plum and black raspberry. Dry, intense, mouthfilling palate of dark, luscious fruit, tobacco and hints of mint and cocoa. Full bodied with well integrated sweet tannins and long finish. Not sure this has much time if any left but a very enjoyable combination of old world austerity balanced by new world lusciousness accompanied by well integrated secondary characters and tannins. A favorite.
Score: 92
Author: Mr. A
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 12/25/2009
full bodied on the front with lots of black cherry on the back
Score: 95
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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About This Producer


Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga and his wife Aurora Cano, this winery has enjoyed deserved acclaim for its traditional-style winemaking. The vineyards, situated upon the east and south-facing slopes of the Obarenes Mountains of La Rioja, are the key to the exquisite wines. The multiplier effect of the four grape varieties used - Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano - is readily appreciated upon opening. The wines are wonderful manifestations of the classic grapes of Rioja and range in style from red-fruit elegance to black fruit profundity. The S�leccion Especial follows more of the former and folds in rich doses of toasty oak, vibrant acidity and spice, while the Torre Muga is a giant of blackberry, black plum, dark chocolate and chewy tannins.

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