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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2005
Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2005
(search item no. 99993)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $77.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Black-cherry color with dark garnet hues at the edge. On the nose it reflects the perfect ripeness of its grapes and the elegance of its wood, with first fine spicy aromas coming to the fore and then jammy dark-berried fruit, as well as balsamic and mineral nuances. Profound on the palate, lively yet silky-smooth tannins, full of flavor, supple and long in the finish.
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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.