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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2009
Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2009
(search item no. 125338)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

You can find good, even depth of color with purple glints right in the heart of the glass without the least sign of oxidation.

Its nose preserves the character which defines this harvest: the fruit a rung below the dominant ripeness which mingles with hints of liqueurs which you can only find in this wine and not in the rest of the range from the same vintage. The tertiary aromas come through in the form of leather and very faint hints of cloves and mountain herbs.

It is on the palate that it reveals its greatest strengths: fruit you can almost chew, soft, silky tannin, a good level of acidity and infinite mineral nuances. The synergy of these sensations creates a really powerful impact on the taster.

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About Bodegas Muga:

The Muga wine cellars were founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez who originated from a family with strong ties to the winemaking industry. On the death of the founder in 1969, his children Manuel, Isabel and Isaac Muga Caño took over the reins.

Two years later in 1971, they moved their headquarters to their present location in the traditional Station District on the outskirts of Haro. Bodegas Muga has continued to grow as the years have passed but it has never lost the spirit or aptitude of a family-run company.

The winery controls every step of the viticultural and vinification process from the vineyards to making their own barrels and fermenting and aging the wine entirely in oak. Muga is one of only six estates in the world that owns its own cooperage and they import the oak directly from the United States and France. Bodegas Muga is one of the oldest, most elegant and traditional Rioja producers.